The expansion of my creative work into painting shares common ground with my past careers as a potter and as a landscape architect, but has offered the opportunity to stretch beyond the constraints of the functionality of the potter’s bowl or the landscape architect’s pathway. The landscape paintings evoke the character and scale of place and quality of light that conveys the feel of a Palouse wheat field, a Point Reyes salt marsh or a slice of afternoon light on the horizon at Alki Beach. The abstract paintings are reminiscent of the calligraphic patterns of the surfaces of my pottery work. The painting process is an intuitive response to emerging patterns, color relationships and the intrinsic qualities of the watercolor medium.