“I’ve traveled a lot, both by myself and with my wife Maria and my daughter Angelique.  I think we’ve visited about 22 countries…but I’ve lost count.  I always travel with my sketchbook and have made hundreds of drawings.  Later back home in my studio, from those sketches, I’ve made these paintings, reflecting where we’ve been.  I particularly enjoyed Greece and Tahiti- the light bathing the white-washed buildings of Mykonos and for the sun pouring down on the beaches of Moorea.  But every place gives you something different and you come back touched by not only the landscape but by the country’s people.”