"Watercolors are my preferred medium. I generally walk or drive around until I see something that inspires me. Frequently, that could be a shadow on a wall or rust on an old tin roof. It’s rarely what anyone else would call beautiful or even interesting. If it speaks to me, if I find it visually interesting, then there’s hope for a picture, and most often I’ll do a quick watercolor or pencil study. I also enjoy working from memories accumulated over a lifetime of painting outdoors. Sometimes the sketch will stand on its own or might become the basis for a larger work. Watercolors are ever the fresh and elusive challenge".