A brief stay at a residence in the South of France, inspired a series featuring flowering gardens and intersecting pathways. In this group of transitional paintings, one image grows out of the previous one in some way. In the lead painting, “Sentinel,” tall cypress trees stand as sentinels back-lit by the setting sun. As the series develops the trees appear like flames, which are successively pushed out of the picture plane as the path thrusts upward from the bottom. See the series.
The Storm Spirits series originated from experiencing a powerful storm on a Texas ranch which was located on a site designated as “sacred” by an Indian tribe. In the turbulent night landscape of the Silhouettes, lightning illuminates the sky and casts colorful, inflamed reflections across a body of water. In the Horizons, the flat horizon line between earth and sky becomes increasingly caught up in and absorbed by a centrifuge of cataclysmic elements. See the series