It has taken many years to fully understand what a friend had said about the idea that I was painting the heart and the body as much as I was painting trees. What I have been exploring all this time is my own connection to nature.

Trees have drawn me to a fundamental understanding that I, we are nature itself because the same forms and shapes found in nature exist in our own bodies. Seeing ourselves as separate has been our loss. A relationship to nature is a relationship like any other, requiring time, attention and understanding. It is an ongoing process which deepens over time, much like being in the studio.


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