Garden As Muse

The garden is my muse. The garden, as a theme, has been used by artists for centuries. Most notably the Impressionists used the garden not as a quiet refuge but as a laboratory of light and color. Some may think of the garden as subject matter to be a bit old fashioned but I see the garden as a scientific and poetic drama offering boundless imaginative vistas with color and lyricism. Garden paintings reveal that we live in a world much stranger than we think where we can escape the hectic world and enter a world of both wildness and calm.

Whether a sacred sanctuary, a place for scientific study, a haven for the solitary thinker or a space for pure enjoyment and delight, gardens are where humankind and nature meet.