I did not come to north central Florida for its unique waterways, but for the last twenty years these marshes, rivers, springs and streams have become my underlying support. They are the source of my inspiration as a painter, and a wellspring to refresh my soul. I have explored these waterways on foot, by boat and most enjoyably by silently gliding oveer them in an aging kayak. I was first drawn to them by the amazing palette they present, juxtaposing low key blues and magentas with high key reflections of yellow and orange. They offer a cool oasis in a brutally hot, humid atmosphere of the area. I have been privileged to have such treasures at my doorstep from which to draw inspiration and my reverence is reflected in the serenity and tranquility of these landscapes.