My paintings of the Gulf Coast trace a response to its unique landscape:
from Mobile Bay to the deltas of Mississippi and Louisiana. These are places of diverse plants, shore birds and vulnerable wooden structures, as fragile and impermanent as the clouds that rise above them.
I want to translate into paint the shifting moods of this landscape by capturing that universal quality I find in local, specific details of place, of time, and of season. My painting style is influenced by the example of English painter John Constable, who made such a study of clouds, and the great 17th century Dutch landscape painters, who no doubt felt as small under the great vault of their skies as I do under ours here on the Gulf Coast.