"I love barns. They are one of my favorite subjects to paint. I never cease to find them a rich source of inspiration and a unique connection to the past, out of which the present has grown. Barns offer us a glimpse back to a time when the family farm was the foundation of a new country, and the barn was the foundation of the family farm. Each old barn in these paintings, like a faithful old draft horse retired to a sunny pasture, is preserved out of love and fond memories."