My work is landscape based. I am passionate about the vastness of the natural world and our changing relationship with our environment. I am equally enthusiastic about an evolving painting process that establishes a painterly language through mark making and pushing paint while exploring scale.
My work represents a visceral experience in nature, while my source materials document and archive a physical journey. I emphasize immersion and physical impact by using abstraction to deconstruct landscape imagery depicting a specific place to move the painting to a different realm.
I begin my process by taking cell phone pictures through the windows of moving cars, trains, and buses and from an immersive hiking view. Each journey is a confrontation of the natural world through an emotional lens, facilitating my painting process.