I am interested in distilling specific details of landscape with narrative rather than descriptive intent. Utilizing a familiar vernacular of landscape imagery, I explore psychological passage and growth; finding joy, accepting loss, and releasing regret.
My paintings begin when a landscape resonates with my own emotional or psychological experience. Working in the studio from sketches & photographs over a period of weeks or months, I strive to produce an image that evokes a memory and sense of moment.
When the viewer is drawn to an image through recognition of the feeling of a place, rather than of the specific landscape, there is a rewarding sensation of having shared both the mystery and the commonality of human experience.