The series of paintings within this show are all about rocks. Whether stacked or bisected, laid out flat on patios or heating and cooling beneath the earth’s surface, they are an immense source of fascination to me. Through the use of bright colors within my works I sometimes draw the eye away from the rocks to focus on the patterns that exist within their environment. Sometimes the pieces focus on the mortar which binds them. This interest in rocks and their environments is largely due to where I live and work, in Salem NY, at Salem Art Works. The natural environment of Washington County New York, paired with living in the context of an art colony and sculpture park allows me to observe the world around me.