"I feel an incredible sense of 'oneness' with the elements, while watching how water moves. Seeing how wind interacts with tide; identifying submerged sandbars and reefs by reading the surface... I have so much knowledge now. I recognize what waves will do, and why they do it. I love to paint a frozen moment in the progression of a wave... knowing what it is going to do next, and its influence on reflection and refraction of light. This is my inspiration! In those early, contemplative days a seed was set, and in 1990 my journey began."