Columbia County , pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Columbia County, pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Wellfleet Dunes , pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Wellfleet Dunes, pastel on board, 16” x 20”

St. Remy France , pastel on board, 16” x 20”

St. Remy France, pastel on board, 16” x 20”

St. Remy France II , pastel on board, 9” x 12”

St. Remy France II, pastel on board, 9” x 12”

Morning in Cotswold, England , pastel on board, 12” x 16”

Morning in Cotswold, England, pastel on board, 12” x 16”

Center Rd. Lyndeborough, New Hampshire , pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Center Rd. Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Blue Cotswold, England , pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Blue Cotswold, England, pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Rome , pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Rome, pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Oaxaca , pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Oaxaca, pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Corfu , pastel on board, 9” x 12”

Corfu, pastel on board, 9” x 12”

Cape Cod , pastel on board, 9” x 12”

Cape Cod, pastel on board, 9” x 12”

Corfu II , pastel on board, 9” x 12”

Corfu II, pastel on board, 9” x 12”

Oaxaca II , pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Oaxaca II, pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Santa Fe , pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Santa Fe, pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Rome , pastel on board, 14” x 18”

Rome, pastel on board, 14” x 18”

Cotswolds , pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Cotswolds, pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Cape Cod , pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Cape Cod, pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Blue Cotswolds II , pastel on board, 16” x 20”

Blue Cotswolds II, pastel on board, 16” x 20”

This series explores the idealized landscape. The intimacy between the viewer and the environment, and our relationship to a place in nature, however fleeting, makes deep impressions that are both humbling and inspiring. In creating this work, I also started to consider how the concept of aesthetics is informed by nature and how our most basic perception of beauty originates back to our visual experiences in the natural world.