The world is full of beauty. All I need to do it open my eyes, grab a brush and capture the color radiating on a timeworn branch. The right angle will make this moment last forever.
Nature invigorates me. I run to my tools and illustrate the world around me. I sanctify it on the easel. That rusted plow or cottage in the distance, a little sprout meeting the world for the first time… suddenly these mundane things have a chance to shine. The power of painting is its ability to evoke the timeless beauty of the world that surrounds you.