Photograph by David Smolen

Most of my art work relates to the natural world and her processes of restoration and renewal.  When we moved upstate I started to paint full-time.  I found myself hypersensitive to the landscape and her colors, patterns and textures.  There is a visual energy which resonates on  emotional and spiritual levels.  Entomologist Edward O. Wilson has coined the word "biophilia" – literally, the love of life – to describe his hypothesis that humankind’s affinity for the natural world is innate.  Wilson calls the natural world " ...the refuge of the spirit, remote, static, richer even than human imagination."

Forest Song Book
48" x 96"
oil on panel
Private Collection

Theo Ganz Studio
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