I paint abstract imaginary landscapes that create a bridge from what I know to what I imagine. The “idea” of landscape implies looking at the world, whether as an artist or observer, and as metaphors for our experience, they are figure paintings as well.
These imaginary realms reflect a world where the uncanny and treacherous abound, a world that is ugly and beautiful, fragile and enduring. I am interested in depicting an unforeseeable, indomitable natural world and exploring the unpredictable results of materials that open new “doors”.
I am interested in color, value and materiality to explore emotion and experience. My process involves magical thinking and free association—finding things that connect to each other and taking it further, even obscuring it so that the original idea results in a surprise, cloaking a hidden, personal layer of meaning.