My work is inspired by the beauty of the natural world, particularly the effects of light on trees in the landscape of upstate New York. I live in an area of extreme season changes and I love the way I find new colors and scenery every time I go outside. No matter what the weather, I am always looking for the sun, and I try to depict it's constant, reassuring presence in the form of light in the picture. My paintings are about the season, the place and the weather, but they are also about emotions. In my work I try to depict a reflection of the moods I sense in the climate, trees and land it's self.