My paintings explore notions of time, permanence, and memory. I use landscape, architecture, and objects to create empathy for the familiar and every day while quietly noting the changes environments go through.
The act of painting is a personal exercise. Photographs I take myself for reference images are inspired by memories and are part of an ever-growing collection of stumbled-upon, treasured places. The paintings are done in various scales and a varied palette to invite the viewer into the environment. The subtle changes of tone add visual interest to ample areas of color. Directional brush strokes and brayer marks also add variety and act as directive pathways to give some way in to the paintings themselves. My work is present in the moment, and questions my relationship with the space as well as the relationship between person and painting.