My work is a response to visual perception.  Inspired by light and landscape, I work en plein aire, grappling with weather, light and paint as I try to capture the immediacy of visual sensation.  I think of each oil painting as a portrait of a place at a particular moment.  The places are not, in themselves, remarkable nor are they the subject of the painting. The actual subject is the moment in which light reveals the arrangement of forms, gestures and tonalities in a way that speaks to me.  Responding in paint, I experience myself as bearing witness to the presence of the sublime in ordinary visual reality.   Marilyn Turtz