My painting practice is marked by what I call physical urgency. When I paint I am responding to the fleeting nature of the tangible world. In an instant everything can disappear: the light can shift, the wind might blow, the cell phone could ring, and, hey, the world could blow up. These looming changes mark the passage of time, and I fight it fiercely, though my paintings may be calm and pleasant. I work within the beauty and simplicity—and urgency—of only a moment; I see with my eyes and translate with paint.

Oil on panel, ready to hang. All paintings done on location in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Price on request:

In the collection of Henri Hodara. In the collection of Lisa Sorkin. In the collection of Karen Connolly In the collection of Terri Hodara.