Artist Statement

Southern California is home to a luminous visual field, a vast and expansive landscape defined by its oceans, deserts and mountain skies. As a painter I aim to capture the visual sensation of the environment, not necessarily the visual representation. Painting allows me to be an inventor of an imaginary landscape within each work. My paintings reflect a fascination with the undulating light and color within atmospheric space. Painting provides a powerful tool to examine these gradations, study the subtle transitions and translucent effects. 

In our culture, we receive and process images at an alarming rate. To create a picture that slows that pace, relieves the mind and  calms the soul is a guiding principle of my practice.