I am a geographer. Since 1967, I have used landscape sketching & painting as tools for geographical inquiry, analysis and communication. For me, landscape painting elicits appreciation of natural processes, reflection on the historical past, and awareness of potentialities of human action embodied in each place. It also offers an invitation to philosophical reflections and emotional release. The field sketches and paintings on view at my online gallery and at Watercolour Journey Gallery in Halfmoon Bay, BC reflect painting sojourns in 60 countries.