As a painter, I strive to capture the beauty of the natural world as well as the communities and individuals that exist in conversation with it. My work invites the viewer to create their own narrative about a given place or moment in time — layering their own experiences on top of the image I’ve put in front of them. My ultimate goal as an artist is to inspire others to re-connect with, appreciate, and protect the natural world and the communities around them.
My approach to painting is characterized by a focus on design and composition. I utilize clean lines and intentional edits to simplify scenes and emphasize certain elements that I find interesting, unexpected, or important. I often push color and contrast beyond the “observed,” bringing a heightened sense of energy and life to each piece.