"Some people travel miles to find picturesque scenery and quiet retreats in nature, but I know that our very own communities in Bucks and Mercer Counties are filled with such delights. I choose to concentrate much of my work on these vistas, many of which have been preserved through regional land trusts. Through my pictures, I celebrate these beautiful and diverse lands that have been permanently set aside as open space for future generations to enjoy."
"I’ve been particularly influenced by the Pennsylvania Impressionists, especially after seeing several regional exhibitions of their work. I’ve always loved Van Gogh and Monet. These are clearly artists I will always be in awe of – the Impressionists in general. It’s the quality of light, color, and composition they capture in traditional landscapes that I find so inspiring."
"These days, when many artists are working in modern or abstract ways, I look back to a more traditional view of landscapes, which I think are still valid. They still resonate with a lot of people, and I know they do for me."
"Working small just seems to pull people in when they look at your artwork. With small-scale paintings, you’re capturing the essence of the landscape—on an intimate level."
-- Mary M. Michaels