Capturing light on form is my inspiration to paint and this is manifested in my work bilaterally as a figurative and landscape/seascape painter. Each piece begins purely as an exercise in lighting form however as I paint it quickly progresses into a spiritual journey where the painting becomes a reflection of my life and what is going on at the time – the emotions, the responses to external events and pressures, and my ongoing spiritual reflection. The result is the evocation of a deep emotion not easily articulated – perhaps meditation is the correct word. This emotion subconsciously dictates the creation of each facet of the painting – the palette, the composition, and the brushstrokes. Each piece takes me on a journey, sometimes unwelcome and heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but always illuminating.