Large paintings are built up with multiple layers over weeks and sometimes months. Paint is applied and scraped off giving the work a texture and history. I want to be surprised by the outcome, so the paintings aren’t really planned in advance. I also strive to keep a bit of mystery in the painting.
I’ve hiked in many U.S. national parks and other areas of the world. While the paintings usually aren’t descriptive of specific places, they are inspired by memories of being surrounded by nature.
My work is in private, corporate collections and Northwestern University.