The wild is tangible here in the deeply forested hills of Western Massachusetts. Human made sounds are few. Wandering the land, the old stories and myths of my Celtic and Northern European ancestors seem to come alive in the misty glades and through my frequent encounters with woodland creatures. Though inspired by the land around me, my painted woodlands are imagined, archetypal places - journeys into the primeval forest where the numinous spirit of place is encountered. My paintings are an attempt to capture the mystery of the forest and to shape a terrain where the mythic imagination comes alive and thresholds to other realms are illuminated.