My art stems from growing up on a dead end dirt road surrounded by woods where I developed a deep connection with nature. Through mixed media painting I explore the tension between nature and the elements, destruction and regeneration, exuberance and impermanence.
Landscape is my subject matter: not to represent it but rather to make sense of life and my connection to the natural world. My art speaks about power, grace and transformation in a world of uncertainty.
The “found” materials I incorporate into my paintings are a way to feed into this cycle of renewal. These bits of discarded paper, wrappers, fabric, and various oddments allow me to give new life to trash that would otherwise be in a landfill. As in life, with each scrap used - when it’s gone it’s gone.