The surface of a painting can be as complicated, subtle, or rich as the experience of memory. Cognition is interspersed with visceral emotion, and that mix is reflected in layers of choices, and through many passages of paint over time. In this sense, my paintings reflect the palpable within the landscape. They record gathered glimpses of awareness meeting pigment and sensation. Earth, sea, and sky are simplified to their essence and immersed in intuitive color. Though my works are now based on experiential knowledge of specific locations in Maine, my aim is to elude the literal to render nature as felt, walked through, breathed in, and condensed. Jungian and Buddhist concepts infuse recent works, with an interest in the interoceptive or the human "visceral awareness" meeting an empathic response to nature. Since I encounter the act of painting as a simultaneous grasp and release, a paradox emerges. A concrete two dimensional form, a painting, is created to address the ephemeral nature of all things. A myriad of moments gathered at the coastline become transformed into a single tactile present through my hands, as I attempt to extend nature as catharsis, reflection, and meditation.