Artist Statement

North Florida has been my home for most of my life and my images depict the land, trees, wildlife and people of the area. I believe there are many layers to the perception of reality and that art reveals deeper layers than most people perceive. My art digs down to soulful, spiritual or mythical dimensions of places and beings. I want others to see the ethereal and Eden-like beauty of the world around us.

People read all visual form and project their feelings and experiences onto what they see. I deliberately infuse my images with these connections and relationships. Gnarled forms reveal a triumphant history of struggle against the elements. Communities of individuals coexist in harmony and support each other’s survival. I want to inspire people to identify with and cherish life through meaningful imagery.