This collection is a series of estuary inspired paintings. Leading to South Cape Beach in Mashpee, MA is a huge estuary and wild life and plant life preserve. It includes many acres of protected land and is a beautiful sanctuary. I visit it often and am always amazed by the continual changes I see caused by variances in reflection of light, and ever changing atmospheric conditions that visually affect the scene. As a result, color is constantly changing due to time of day and light conditions. Texture is sometimes reflected in the water ways and other times not. Shadows create contrast resulting in dimension. Wind conditions create movement in the tall grasses and water. There are so many nuances sometimes subtle other times dramatic that result in a certain mood. These multi-faceted influences are what I am trying to capture in my paintings. The finished product goes beyond the capture of a scene. It seems to come alive.