My paintings explore a personal approach to abstraction as well as a continuing interest in the formal qualities of color, color temperature, shape and edge. Rooted in everyday observation and experience, the paintings record as they reinvent particular time(s) and space(s).
”I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
These words by Thoreau speak to my intention for my current series of work, which is inspired by my daily meanders in the woods. Throughout the pandemic and ever since, the forest has been my solace and sanctuary, constant and ever-changing. The light I found there has made its way, both physically and metaphorically, into my painting.