Artwork > LANDSCAPES

Profusion
oil on canvas
36" x 60"
2017
$5000
"Nimbus"
oil on canvas
40" x 40"
2016
$4000
"Antediluvian"
oil on canvas
24" x 36"
2016
"Idyll"
oil on canvas
12" x 12"
2016
$650
"Illumined"
oil on canvas
24" x 24"
2013
$2400
"Succession"
oil on canvas
36" x 60"
2013
$5000
"Divination"
oil on canvas
20" x 20"
2014
$2200
"In the Wake"
oil on canvas
30" x 30"
2011
$3000
"Ballast"
oil on canvas
18" x 18"
2016
"Ether"
oil on canvas
20" x 20"
2014
$2200
"Cataract"
oil on canvas
21" x 34"
2015
$2200
Ars Memoriae
oil on canvas
40" x 40"
2014
$4000
Anthropocene
oil on canvas
24" x 48"
2016
$3200
"Alluvial"
oil on wood
20" x 16"
2014
"Fray"
oil on canvas
20" x 20"
2014
$2200
Inundation
oil on board
6" x 12"
2015
$450
"Veiled Trees"
oil on canvas
36" x 48"
2013
"Divergence"
oil on wood
24" x 20"
2013
$2400
Gilgamesh
oil on canvas
24" x 48"
2014
$3200
"Domain"
oil on board mounted on wood
6" x 12"
2013
"Forest Primeval"
oil on wood
8" x 8"
2013
"Elemental Disturbance"
oil on board
14" x 11"
2013
"Firmament and Passage"
oil on canvas
36" x 36"
2013
"Proclamation"
oil on canvas board mounted on wood
12" x 12"
2014
"Obscura"
oil on canvas mounted on board
12" x 12"
2013
"Odyssey"
oil on canvas
36" x 60"
2013
$5000
River, Trees, and Light
oil on canvas
10" x 10"
2015
$450
"Smolder"
oil on canvas mounted on wood panel
12" x 12"
2012
Copper Sunset
oil on wood
5" x 5"
2015
"Prevail"
oil on board mounted on wood
6" x 12"
2014
"Abstracted Red Wetlands"
oil on wood
8" x 8"
2013
Red Trees Study II
oil on board mounted on wood
5" x 5"
2015
"Flare Study"
oil on canvas board
10" x 8"
2012
"Red Swamp"
oil on wood
8" x 8"
2013
"Bucolic"
oil on canvas
24" x 24"
2012
$2400
"Shimmering Wetlands"
oil on canvas
36" x 36"
2011
"Pilgrimage"
oil on canvas
24" x 24"
2012
$2400
"Perish Light"
oil on canvas
36" x 48"
2012
shown at SFMOMA Artists Gallery
oil on canvas
36" x 60"
2010
"Evening Wetlands"
oil on canvas board
12" x 12"
2012
"Blue Wetlands"
oil on wood panel
10" x 10"
2012
"Reflection Study"
oil on canvas
12" x 12"
2012
"Sanctuary"
oil on canvas
30" x 30"
2011
$3000
I draw my inspiration from the local Schollenberger Wetlands, a fragile ecosystem currently threatened by a proposed asphalt plant.
oil on canvas
36" x 72"
2010
$6000
"Gossamer"
oil on canvas
36" x 36"
2010
"Sanctuary Study"
oil on canvas
10" x 10"
2011
"Ode"
oil on canvas
24" x 48"
2010
"Still Water"
oil on canvas
24" x 48"
2008
$3000
"Array"
oil on canvas
24" x 48"
2010
$3000
"Resolute"
oil on board
11" x 14"
2011
"Imminent"
oil on canvas
16" x 16"
2011

I paint landscape-inspired work while ruminating on a world of increasingly volatile weather conditions and fragile, vanishing ecosystems. The processes of “disturbance” and “succession” in nature, as well as art historical representations of the natural elements are influences in my work.

The light is inextricably connected to the water, the land, and the atmosphere. These elements and the interconnectedness of living things have inspired me to create momentary, imagined, experienced, and idealized situations in my paintings. The fluid paint itself becomes a part of the landscape experience- the soil, the light, the sentiment- and it guides the forms that allude to the land.

I am drawn to how light shifts our perception of what surrounds us, creating halos of soft diffusion or pockets of ambiguity. I am intrigued by patterns and distortions in landscapes- where images of what is 'real' and what is 'reflected' are set adrift or submerged in a nebulous space. I marvel at the mystery that exists in the shadows and the emergence of light from darkness.

My current work is driven by the instability and state of flux in our world. In our contemporary lives, we deal with a myriad of unseen threats to our environment and future - radioactivity, genetically modified organisms, and drug-resistant pathogens are a few examples of these man-made disturbances. I feel compelled to create work that expresses a sense of urgency, while also celebrating the wonder found in the natural elements.