My work is a reflection of the beauty and tranquility of the water and land that surround us here in the Pacific Northwest. My formative years were spent on Whidbey Island, an experience that deeply instilled in me an appreciation for living in close proximity to the Puget Sound. The process in which I abstract the landscape is not confined to a singular image. Each piece is a blend of memories layered upon one another, giving rise to a new yet intimately familiar locale. Working intuitively allows the emotion of those memories to become one with the landscape imparting a sense of comfort, calm, and stillness that tends to encompass us when we experience these moments in nature.
My current process involves multiple washes of acrylic paint applied to raw unprimed canvas. This enables me to evoke an ethereal quality in the landscape, cultivating subtle nuances with each layer. The undefined areas of movement juxtapose with the stability of the horizon, providing a delicate balance between water and land in each landscape, while simultaneously grounding the viewer.