Delicate is an exhibition of three separate series, all with a common inspiration. It began as an homage to Steichen, who was not only a great photographer but also a great painter. I was inspired by a painting of his in the Portland Museum, and when I saw a print of his Pond-Moonlight, I became fascinated with how his Tonalist painting is so evident in his photography. Having a background in painting myself, I set out to bring back this delicate quality into my own photography, using both paint and toners, as well as varying exposures, to this effect. The influence of Steichen and my two favorite artists, George Inness and Sergei Rachmaninov, both Tonalists, remains strong in this exhibition, with a series inspired by each of them.