The visual experiences of growing up in the American Southwest, Australia and Southeast Asia have undoubtedly influenced my work. As to my historical influences, I admire the work of the 18th and 19th century English landscape artists who were drawn to the various atmospheres and moods created by weather, light, and color. The Barbizon painters of the 19th century with their lyrical sensitivity to nature and the painters of the Hague School with their use of subtle tonality, created powerful paintings of mood and substance through awareness and connection with their surroundings. I believe those artists' early practice of plein-air painting made that connection possible. Russian painters of the late 1800s and early 1900s painted compelling landscapes with the realists' sensitivity to color, light and mood but with looser, more impressionistic brushwork. I admire the work of Fredrick Mulhaupt, Anthony Thieme and Edward Potthast among the Cape Ann Painters. I have also been influenced by the work of

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