I took an amazing trip to Tuscany, and was introduced to the joys of plein-aire painting. At first, I tried to incorporate everything that I saw in the scene. This just didn’t work. So, rather than attempting to mimic my detailed, layered studio work, while on location, painting outside, I decided that I would try to capture the essence of the scene, while retaining my characteristic bolder brushwork. I would attempt to say more with less! I know that this collection is vastly different from my studio work, but I enjoy the challenge of distilling my work to the most important elements.