I make paintings inspired by the landscape and how we move through it. By documenting these personal and universal experiences I am able to keep, explore and mull over an emotion, a bit of light or an event. I paint to remember, process and memorialize, to keep a visual diary.
About My PROCESS
I have always been focused on the experience of painting, the ritual the action of it. This focus drives most of my decisions as I add and subtract color, shape and pattern allowing the experience of painting to tell the story. I am a relentless and curious explorer. I give myself space to experiment, and permission to play. I let the painting lead, I go down rabbit holes and off on tangents. I approach my art practice from the perspective of creative archaeologist meets forensic scientist meets dreamer.
About My Materials
I make my paintings primarily in oil applied over an acrylic underpainting on canvas or paper. I may add charcoal and soft pastel as I go. I also work in watercolor, make drawings, use colored pencils and crayons. I cut things up to make new things. Some of the materials I use: Williamsburg, Old Holland, Williamsburg Oil Paints R&F Paint Sticks. Lukas Acrylic Paints. Princeton Series 6300 brushes. Diane Townsend Pastels.
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