The landscape is a potent source of meaning, offering an opening into vastness, triggering a fundamental recognition. When I travel to untouched parts of the earth I am compelled by the geological patterns and structures, the skin and the bones of the earth. My paintings have a strong sense of place and yet they are not realistic. Although descriptive, they do not reproduce the visual record so much as the experiential one. They inhabit a territory that lies between abstraction and realism. We all carry our own inner immensity. I have discovered that mine is called into being by standing on the rim of a rock and looking outward.