I was trained to observe nature and that is what I try to do. My landscapes are all a direct response, in the form of a painting, to something I see. I hope that viewers of the work will recognize something in the representation and be moved by it. I hope they will recall seeing something similar – that pitch of a hillside, or line of a horizon, or the hue of a sky – and in recalling, recognize the movements of forces greater than ourselves in nature. This can’t help but inspire some proper humility.