I am in awe of the beauty I see all around me. This beauty can be grandiose or sublime. I am also fascinated with the relationship the subjects in my painting have with one another. Sometimes the awe I feel is followed by dread. The ships in the harbor represent to me the unnecessary harm to the environment to bring us products and goods from oversees or other parts of the country. These same goods and produce are grown or made locally by our own farmers and artists.
At the same time I am struck by the ships' massive size, like giants as they trudge through the deep harbor. These titans are often amidst the drama of a major weather event or beautiful sunset.