Feral Places

Feral (fîr’əl, fĕr’-) adj. 1.Existing in a wild state, esp. after escape from captivity 2.Having returned from domestication to an untamed state

I tend to think of my paintings as belonging to thematic groupings that may extend over many years. I call this group Feral Places and add new ones as they appear to belong here. 

The feral aspect of these paintings is in the approach to creating a painted landscape as it relates to the landscape tradition in Western art. The viewpoint here is ambiguous, rules are loosened in regard to the illusion of form, space and light. They don't necessarily refer to a specific place, though each one may evoke a sense of a familiar or remembered environment.