Artist Statement


Sunday Drive to Chimayo, 2016, 30″ x 48″

Southwest skies are simply amazing: clear blue from top to bottom, piled high with marshmallow clouds, marbled with swirls of feathery translucence, lurid at sunset, transcendent with evening gradations of turquoise and lilac, purple with monsoon rains. In many places the whole dome of the sky remains visible, and it is possible to view a cloudburst, a rainbow, layers of sunlit clouds, and clear bright skies in 360-degree panorama.

My aim is to create through art an experience that is near as possible to an experience of the sky itself. If I find myself entranced by a painting — if it holds my gaze for a long time and I feel joy, peace, contentment, or sometimes wonder and awe — then I hope others will feel the same way.