Statement

My work is concerned with the interaction between the visual and psychological landscapes. It is an expression of the meaning that we project onto what we see around us, as well as painting’s transformative ability to reveal what is hidden in a subject. In my paintings, clusters of objects and places from the natural, urban, and domestic worlds are combined and transmuted into new, often personified forms. Some of the pieces are more about memory and imagination than present place, but the method of study remains the same. The paintings are meant to speak about our world and our inner selves in a contemporary way, while remaining freely influenced by the tradition of the practice.