My paintings are often about culture(s) and influences, so this exhibition seems very suited to the work. The series of images presented here, collectively titled - Le Voyage is based on numerous visits to France over the past decade. Part cultural discovery and part homage, the paintings include more traditional still life and landscape genres, sometimes combined. Images of iconic café au lait bowls, fleur de lys, olives, red poppies, and sunflowers are rendered in a regional palette of colors. The surfaces are heavily layered and distressed to give an aged or timeworn appearance as a nod to both the rich history and ancient frescoes from this region. A few of these are mixed media, incorporating pages torn from discarded books in French.