Through a style of loose abstraction I produce oil paintings of landscapes. Working from remembered vistas, I depict the natural world from a subjective perspective to emphasize thoughts and feelings as opposed to physical reality.
These exaggerated and distorted landscapes contain complex and fragmented memories. With my thorough study of painterly paintings, I use formal concerns like color and brushwork to anchor featherweight thoughts and feelings.
The brushwork is expressive and layered to give compositions depth and a sense of a low level buzzing. Creating paintings in the open air gives me the freedom from abrasive chemical smells and nosey neighbors alike. Diptychs and triptychs are used to weave a poetic narrative.
b. 1988, Kansas City, MO
May 2021 - Las Laguna Art Gallery, “Purely Abstract”, Laguna Beach, CA
April 2021 - Sebastopol Center for the Arts, “Favorite Things: TREES”, Sebastopol, CA