I think my paintings could be called "haunted realism." I intend the spirits of the land and the plants to be felt in the experience of the paintings. This speaks from an older, more "primitive" view of the world, where everything is known to be alive and possessing spirit and consciousness. I think as young children, we all experience the world in this way. I want my paintings to be an antidote to a culture where nothing is sacred. I hope my paintings help the viewer connect to the beautiful, abundant life spirit around and within us.