In the early 1990s I did my first series of Italian watercolors after several prolonged visits. It was not until the 2010s that I returned, and after that, I spent the next several years creating a series of Roman and Florentine watercolors. Rome is the cradle of Romantic landscape painting, and every serious landscape artist at some juncture feels its call. To find your own voice within the millennia of history there is a special challenge. I’ve barely scratched that venerable surface, and I simply need to return, again and again, to drink knowledge and inspiration from that incredibly, endlessly, deep well.