What is it that makes a place special? What makes you want to come back because it inspires you or calms you? We know intuitively what gives a particular location a special “sense of place” and we immediately feel when a location is missing that quality. This series of pastel paintings begins to articulate that feeling, reminding the viewer of the uniqueness, the beauty and the “sense of place” provided by often overlooked locales and their surrounding geography.
“A sense of place results gradually and unconsciously from inhabiting the landscape over time, becoming familiar with its physical properties, accruing history within its confines”
"The Art of Geography" by Ken Ryden,