Within each human being there lives the desire for something beautiful and pleasing - a place, a feeling, a nostalgic idea - and the desire for that beauty to have permanence in the world. We live in a world where everything is temporary, seemingly only the good and desirable things in the world have a very fleeting nature.

A goal of painting landscapes is to create a pleasant world that will last a bit longer, indeed so that the viewer may take a vacation, if only for a moment, into the scene and enjoy its serenity.

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