Artist Statement

I am a traveler.  I was drawn to National Geographic Magazine as a child and they shaped my vision for my future.  My paintings are of the quiet moments in travel: of spying a rabbit in the high Sierra or a hornbill in the jungles of Borneo.  It could be an empty street on a winter’s night in Vienna or a covey of quail walking through a suburban neighborhood in Nevada.  These are the experiences that drive my work.

Like a Haiku poem, I work to create an image that is distilled, beautiful, and elegant.  Each painting is a single story.  I focus on structure and pattern.  I keep my color palate limited.  I compress depth, and work within a flat field.

Verre Eglomise, reverse painting and gilding on glass is a fascinating technique.  I love the craft of such an ancient medium.  I try to carry that feeling of history into my work, using antique or repurposed glass as much as possible, and giving the images a sense of age.  I want my paintings to feel they have their own history.