I consider myself a painter, but work in 3 different mediums: Painting (primarily oil and acrylic paintings), Oil monotype prints, and ceramic tiles. My work has the same theme in each medium.
I am interested in the human figure, and abstract landscapes. I’ve drawn the figure since high school and work directly from a live model.
The landscapes come from places that I travel to paint each year. They are of specific places, but with minimal colors and shapes they are more emotional rather than factual in content. I attribute my affinity for minimal landscapes to growing up in the Midwest, staring out at farmland with a few lines and few trees.
My work has evolved into what I consider an abstract sense of time and place. With it I aim to translate the sense of identity I feel with these landscapes and figures that are both from my childhood and myself today.