_Growing up on the plains of west Texas, I understood the notion of wide, open spaces. The tabletop landscape was dotted by the repeating shapes of telephone poles and petroleum tanks as they receded into the distance. It was the small things that gave the Llano its bigness. When I escaped and began to see more of the world, I was always attracted to the subtleties of places and situations: shapes of shadows, the color of sunlight, temperatures, etc. I noticed, as I began to paint, that memories of these things evolved; the details altered, thoughts and emotions edited. Have you ever looked at an old photo and realized you had remembered things completely different? My art has much to do with this sense of fleeting atmospheres. To me, the paintings are distilled records of ever-changing spatial events in my past and necessarily in my future.