I am a self-taught landscape painter working in oil in Southern Illinois. My approach to the art of landscape is materially and spiritually driven, informed and developed by backgrounds in the study of philosophy and photography. Insofar as my object is to communicate, or represent a vision of beauty, it is of the Spirit. Insofar as my craft is in slippery oil media, powdered pigment, and canvas, it is physical. The trick is, to let the Spirit rule the Body (the physical aspect of the painting process), and not the other way around.
I am on my way to achieving that, but the journey of the artist is long, and my time on the road has been short.