Painting for Preservation has long been a cherished path of mine. Inspired by Ray Strong as a teacher, mentor and friend; he often said to learn the craft of painting and pass it on to others so they may enjoy the beauty of the land through painting.
The artists of the Oak Group have enjoyed a long and lingering family of friends. Traveling and painting together in a variety of locales, welcomed by many conservation organizations, for whom we have partnered to present our work for the public. I am proud of the impact our paintings have had to help in Open Space preservation.