Pleine Aire Art

I love going out into nature and drawing or painting what I see.  The intense focus of this type of work connects me to nature in a very special way.  By the end of the few hours I’ve spent creating, I feel very in touch with the natural world.  Also whenever I travel I draw and paint my way through the experience – kind of like a visual dairy.   These small pieces sometimes become inspiration for larger paintings.  But once I get into my studio with a brush in hand, all thoughts of reproducing reality fly away and my little pleine aire pieces become something else altogether.