For several years and up until just recently, my focus has been to visually comment on how chaotic external forces manipulate the internal condition. My new paintings began in an effort to consciously and deliberately defy that impulse; to seek out a calmer approach and resist the ongoing turmoil by unearthing the more sublime, in spite of the tumultuous interference occurring around us. Imaginary landscapes have been an ongoing theme of mine for as long as I can remember, and it is my tendency to begin with the horizon when changing directions.