“Many painters & poets in the history of art have been strongly affected by and responded to their physical environment. I think of my paintings as visual poems.
My early work of the 1940’s and 1950’s was influenced by the unique character and feeling of the San Francisco Bay Area.
My later work was influenced by the unusual forms, colors, and spatial qualities of rural Eastern Washington.
My work then became a synthesis of these contrasting influences, having resided in both locales.”