"In the most important ways, my life has been a progress. I have been blessed
to see my love of paintings grow and flourish, my relations with family and
friends deepen and mature.
Underlying those worldly satisfactions, I believe, is a spiritual progress.
As an artist, I seek out beauty; I revel in the glory of God's creation.
Lately, I've come to an understanding. What we call beauty is something more:
a glimpse of the divine, a vision of Paradise. That profound truth is the
inspiration for my new Visions of Paradise print collection.
There are earthly places, living moments that speak to the deepest part of my
imagination. They offer a glimpse of Paradise on earth. In 'Stairway to
Paradise', a classic stone stairway embraced by climbing roses and shaded by
lavish flowering plum and dogwood trees, is such an emblem of the eternal.
The stairs lead us up to glowing distant hedges and perhaps to the subject of
the next piece in the collection!
Won't you join me in stepping through that luminous passage through this
painting and others to follow in this series of works? Together we will
explore the garden vistas that perhaps can awaken in each of us memories