Having grown up in Europe, I have always experienced definite boundaries in landscape: In contrast, travelling through the Australian landscape there is a sense of infinity, and frequently only suggestions of human activity. I find this fascinating.
In my current paintings, I combine the absence of human figures with the presence of tended agriculture, water tanks and communication lines which serve to imply the human activity
As I seek to portray landscapes that are visually and emotionally powerful, I find a strong affinity with the Romantic painters of the sublime landscape, such as Turner or Friedrich. Although the aesthetics of my work are heavily influenced by abstract expressionism, it is the concept of the sublime that most eloquently describes the intentions I have for my paintings. A sublime landscape possesses a sense of grandeur, intensity, and importance: it has the ability to make humans feel small, to see their lives with perspective and their troubles as less important.