Part of what I do is document (a) surface and sort of translate it. They’re like translations, and then part of it is fiction, which is invention.
- Vija Celmins

In the spring, the grass grows by itself.
- Bhagwan Rajneesh

My paintings are meticulous renderings of natural forms; especially forms that have been marked by the elements. There is a subtlety to surface color and texture that have had long exposure to weather. 

My brand of painterly realism was influenced by the scientific observation of Constable's meteorological studies, as well as Durer’s obsessively detailed portrayal of nature. There is also a patterning that comes from more contemporary painters, such as Chuck Close and Neil Welliver.

Bernard Berenson wrote that the tactile quality gives images life. This implied sense of touch results from painting the constant and minute changes on the object’s surface, and creates excitement as the 2D is rendered to give a 3D illusion.