The motion and patterns of nature attract me with its varied rhythms and self-replicating tempos. I feel I inhabit those tempos as I inhabit the moving patterns of waves or the reaction of waves and flora against the wind. Painting seascapes and skies on metal and canvas gives me opportunities to create textures and interact with the variable moods of nature. I paint in watercolor, oil and acrylic striving for luminosity, color harmonies and rhythms in concert with a unified sensation of motion. This can be observed in my sailboat and water series. Painting for more than 30 years and, having taught students and adults has provided a inspiration and insight which enrich and inform my work. My works demonstrate how I am a vehicle for the expression of the rhythms of nature.