Artist statement

My work is about capturing the feeling of place.  At it's best, it hints rather than tells, and ideally leaves the viewer with at least one unanswered question about the location or time. I live on Whidbey Island, a place that seems to be filled with mystery and anachronism, so these themes can be found in many of my pictures.

I've long appreciated beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent, or incomplete, and recently discovered the wonderful name the Japanese give to this aesthetic: Wabi-Sabi.  Almost all my pictures contain some element of this.

My nighttime work owes much to Edward Hopper, with strong colors filtered through artificial light.  His themes of the tensions between individuals and the conflict between tradition and progress in both rural and urban settings (ref) find their way into most of my night shots.

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