My current body of work is an exercise in discovering if I am a landscape painter. Each painting examines why I enjoy being outside. I use images from places I have visited once or visit frequently. They are either painted from life or from photographs I have taken. A few personal photographs originally meant for social media have instead become subject matter and have figures that act as a context for the landscapes behind them. Each painting is about something different: preserving a memory, attempting to capture a mood, or cloud formation, but each one is an experiment. My recent body of work could be seen as one collective sketch for a change of focus in my paintings.