An artist once said 'the great thing about plein air is that you get to live your life while you are painting it!'
Painting ‘en plein air’ is less about representing the countryside or urban environment than it is about becoming aware of life's underlying rhythms. By sustained looking and listening, the distractions of daily life fall away. We find ourselves more fully occupying the moment. By replicating this pulse in the gestures of our brushstroke, we train our mind on what is essential. The paintings that result give witness to that intimacy.