Artist StatementThink of a time when just for a moment you were completely happy. When the pieces of your life fit together and made a wonderful sense. Such intense emotions always have a setting. A painting can hold that place and recall for us for those feelings. I am painting places where I have experienced intense happiness. My paintings are a contemporary re-imagining of the romantic panoramas of the 19th century American painters
Koch's vividly colored contemporary landscapes are held in the Permanent Collections of 13 American art museums. He has enjoyed 13 residencies staying and working in Edward Hopper's former painting studio on Cape Cod. Koch is a Senior Professor at MICA.