My studio sits on a hillside over looking Tomales Bay in Inverness. I am inspired by what I see from there. Everyday my view changes. I love how the fog softens the edges of the world around me spilling over the hilltops, hovering in a thick mass over the bay and then thinning and lifting off the surface of the bay to give me peeks of the rippled water below and the blue sky above. I love the bright, clear, sunny days and the strong contrast of the dark green trees against the Golden hills. My goal is to minimize detail and to create a compelling surface to my paintings. I am drawn to paintings with such interesting surfaces that I want to reach out and touch them. Success is when I can see that I have made a small step toward that goal.