Through painting, I investigate my surroundings, connecting my inner and outer experiences.

I started painting outdoors from direct observation mainly as a way to focus on abstraction. The mark-making can be fast, like a hypothesis. Looking for the painting’s associations and energy between sessions is an important part of my process. This can sometimes bring me far from the starting point, so that returning to the motif, there is a challenge and the back and forth can be repeated over time. I try to hold to reality until an “intervention” of structure or imagination cannot be removed. Ideally the painting will contain narratives and suggestions of space that are different from what might otherwise be imagined.