Everywhere I go, close to home or further afield, I find potential subjects for my paintings.
Inspired by the interaction of residential architecture with natural forms, I am compelled to record these interactions, to make these observations stay put in paintings when they are ephemeral in life. The narrow spaces in between domestic residencies provide varied displays of shape and color that change from time of day and season to season. From my car I make observational drawings and, in my studio, combine the drawing with changes of color, light and perspective altering the known with the imagined. New forms develop that lead to that moment when there is tension between the hard silhouette of a garage and the graceful lines of a tree. My studio challenge is to orchestrate all the components so that they hold that tension. By working between boundaries of representation and abstraction, meaning is created by my choices to balance all the elements. In return, the paintings transform my daily world into one suspended in mystery and surprise.
"The paintings transform my daily world into one suspended in mystery and surprise."
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