My initial interest in painting industrial themes is proximity; my painting studio is located in an industrial area. I look at these structures all the time, and they are striking against the back drop of the natural world especially at certain times of day or different weather occurrences. That’s what captures my attention and moves me to want to paint the scene. Recently, a new layer has been added to my work, as many industries leave or die away, and new businesses and more people move in. It offers a new element of exploration into how we deal and live amongst these relics. Working off the theme Pretty Industrial, I continue to focus my landscape paintings on the Brooklyn waterfront neighborhoods that surround my studio. Red Hook and Gowanus offer an ever-changing subject set in a location of big sky, striking bodies of water and beautiful weather patterns. I paint both plein-air and in the studio using the plein-air sketches as reference along with photos.