A miniscape is a landscape painted at a miniature scale in oil on paper board. Each measures approximately two inches on its longest side. Painting these tiny outdoor worlds conjures up snapshots of memories from my upbringing on the prairies. Each serves as a focal point for my own introspection and quiet contemplation. My hope is that these may also inspire a kind of remembering and reflection in the viewer. Painting at such a small scale additionally creates illusions that remind me of art’s power to bring magic into this life and dissolve the veneer of the everyday.