Landscape, seascape, cityscape ~ they all play a part in the visual love affair I still have with America, the land where I grew up, learned to look, and first started to draw. Its vast sublime beauties are undeniably inspiring; but I also find the changes ~ wrought by time, weather, or human endeavour, equally compelling. The Old World seems to change more slowly than the New, and its glories are of a more subtle kind. But Old or New, the desire to capture it can still be best expressed in the words of the 17th-century Chinese painter, Tao-Chi: "Heaven has such powers that it can alter the soul of a landscape. The Earth has such authority that it can keep in motion the breath and pulse of a landscape. I, myself, have this 'one single line' upon which I can string the forms and spirit of a landscape."