Born in the folds of West Virginia Appalachia, I have always been drawn to the deep crevice mountains and valleys of those early years and then to the soft hills and ridges of my later Kentucky years.  These unique experiences are the sources of my inspiration.

I draw these sites with a simple line drawing on a small pad.

From these simple drawings come the paintings which are now set in a different context where I look to communicate the feeling and the mood I first felt when I was at the site. Hence, the colors are more expressive and the composition simplified to convey a certain peacefulness, tranquil or joyful mood.