Working on site using mixed water-based media on paper, I try to portray the forms and forces of nature: Polar landscapes and wildlife, Chinese urban and riverine landscapes, Alamance, Orange and Chatham county locations, North Carolina’s forests, Alpine masses and glaciers, cloud formations, animals (especially dogs), European gardens and old architectural forms altered by time. I often do a series of works of the same subject in shifting light, seasons and weather. When painting animals, I usually document their movements in a series of works done on site and in their home environments. I visited the Antarctic Peninsula in December 2007 and recently returned from working in the Norwegian Arctic. The results of my Polar experiences are currently on show in “Ice Counterpoint” at UNC’s Fed Ex Global Education Center until May 31 2010.