The expansive horizontal vistas of the western landscape continue to inspire my art in a somewhat mystical way. I am interested in the forces or energies behind these manifestations of nature and the response that is called forth within the human spirit from this glimpse into something so much larger than one's self. While my process is interior and contemplative, it is universal essences that I seek to convey. Once I have begun a painting, it seemingly develops its own will and direction which I must be responsive to. The painting itself becomes my guide into the unknown. When my work is most successful it might elicit a soul response in the viewer.