Being a lifetime Long Island resident and living for many years on the water along the south shore, I have witnessed many changes of our local estuary environment. I have captured through my paintings many of the historical bay houses built in the early 1900’s that dot the south shore salt marshes. Over the years they have slowly disappeared due to the many storms only to leave a memory. My main objective in my paintings is to inspire emotion and feeling through light and composition putting the viewer in the painting left to imagine what he or she feels. Living within close proximity to this part of maritime history has enabled me to capture a moment in time that will be shared for generations and reflect our love for our local waters as they are today.