36 Views of Mount Tamalpais (a work in progress)
Landscape painting for me is about affection. I hope my paintings will move people to go there, to care about the place, to highly regard and have affection for all creation.
In, It All Turns On Affection, The Jefferson Lecture by Wendell Berry, he quotes Allen Tate, "It is by imagination that knowledge is carried to the heart." Berry has made a career of preserving the land. He says in the essay, "The primary motive for good care and good use is always going to be affection, because affection involves us entirely."
Stories and images from a creative imagination can move us positively.
“Wilhelm Grimm wrote…the reason for telling fairy tales was to awaken the thoughts and feelings of the heart.”