"Foremost I try to evoke the experience of a place and what I find exciting as a source of inspiration. Many of my paintings feature the unique polarity between city and countryside, the contrast between the natural space of the landscape and the urban space defined by the architecture."
"For me architecture begins with sketching ideas and then refining and developing them in a more precise way. So in a sense it's similar to how I approach painting."
"There are still smaller towns in Tuscany and Umbria that I would like to explore and sketch."
"I feel mostly joy in working on something that I love. At the same time it's always challenging, constantly aware of how the painting is developing and knowing what to do next. I feel the painting may never be finished but if I have expressed what I have intended then it is time to stop."
"I am proud that my paintings have been well received by the public and fellow artists."
"Painting in smaller towns is much easier. I can set up an easel or spend longer working on sketches. People will approach and say a few words but I've never had any difficulties."
"To me there is an emotional response where the built form engages the landscape, climate and light of its place."