Artist Statement
I work exclusively with landscape in my oil on canvas paintings, using that theme as a platform to explore new ways of representing space and form. I am also interested in using psychological content and color to investigate the impact of nature, and natural space on the mind. Individual works describe scenes that are sometimes bright, lush and flowering, or sometimes dissonant, murky and foreboding. Tree branches twist and writhe, color turns acidic, and sky flattens to meet form and then deepens back into space again. A shifting psychological mood pervades the group as a whole, moving between realms of sparkling beauty, anxiety, and the sinister and mysterious.