The major inspiration for my paintings begins with my strong response to something I see. I want either to recreate that passion or to react some way. I may depart completely from the subject and abstract, exaggerate, or recompose what I have seen. It is never my intention to merely copy what I see. I want to be more involved than that. Through the years, I have been excited about so many things, from various types of buildings to simple rocks and with a fascinating interest in just water from oceans , lakes, etc.
Influences in my observation have been from my architect father, Harry Foster Almon and the opportunities that I have had to travel to many parts of the world.
Above all, I want my paintings to have dialog. By that, I mean that when I look at a painting a week, a month or a year later, the painting will still say something to me and not just be decorating a wall.