Trees have always moved me in the way they puncture the sky with dramatic gestures. I love how they capture the light and turn it into shade. I’m drawn to the amazing forms of their torsos and limbs, textures and colors.  I especially admire their aging beauty often scarred by human intervention, weather, plants and animals who live in as well as on them.  Trees are silent heroes surrounding us and it is a joy to celebrate them in my paintings.