The next group of paintings is about the land and places that I find give me a counterbalance to the pressures of the world around me. I love to paint for the pleasure of using the craft involved in painting to show my love of this wonderland we live in. The land is the balm for life’s pressures. Watching a sunrise or walk through a silent forest or paint the architecture of a community is a release. Painting the beauty around us is a way to humanize our existence. Applying the elements of design and aesthetics as a path to a style is a reward in itself. Transforming feelings into formal organization and relationships that make creating new objects pleasing is a joy.