Full Artist's statement
I am drawn to the tactile nature of painting. It is a meditative experience for me, keeping me fully grounded in the present moment. I am inspired by how the light, the sky, the land, and the mountains change throughout each day and throughout the seasons. I paint what I see and feel, surrendering myself to the process.
I have been very focused on the River of Mountains series. I have a studio in Lost River, West Virginia where this series has evolved from my love of the landscape and the deep connection to the natural world that I feel when I am there. By limiting the subject of my exploration I have been able to focus on developing my style and expressive approach. Moving forward, as I paint and paint, I can see my mountain images gradually deconstructing into a more abstract expression.