Over the years I have used landscape painting as a metaphor for my own search for a sense of balance. Some of the themes I explore in my work have to do with man’s relationship with nature, the effects that man has on the environment, and expressing the character and essence of “place”. My interests range geographically from the farmlands of Pennsylvania to the coastal shores of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maine as well as to my ancestral homeland in Ireland.
The work is simple and direct which belies the hours spent looking, thinking and selecting a location. The foundation of most of my work is small “Plein air” paintings that will often find their way onto larger canvases. I am under no illusion that by painting the environment I can save the planet… but it is worth a try.