These recent paintings are my abstracted interpretations of the natural world. This is an ongoing reimagining of vegetation, flowers and the landscape. I rely heavily on intuition, and I trust in the gestures and mark making that come with a spontaneous approach. The color palette and composition of these paintings is also affected by what I see from my studio—looking out to the nearby bay.
The images blend and melt into each other through the application of broad strokes and swaths of wet-into-wet paint. Multiple layers of translucent color contribute to the overall mood and depth of each piece. I aim to create paintings that are organic and unfolding, playing between the boundaries of abstraction and representation.
My paintings are also influenced by repeated travels to the lush green environs of the Pacific Northwest—where I grew up. I like to bring optimism and fun into my work, and I am confident that is echoed to the viewer through this visual storytelling.