As far back as I can remember I have made sense of the world through art.
An abstractionist, my work is known for use of color, line and geometry influenced by the Maine coast, where I live and work. My art begins from observation and experience. Nature, man-made objects and the spaces between them that often generate geometric shapes and patterns inspire me. I filter which elements of my observations and experiences to focus on by removing unnecessary detail.
My “Abstract Topographies” reference elements of landscapes and coastal vistas around Maine. They are reflections on hikes that I take with my family and dogs. I am inspired by the “spaces between” objects that often generate geometric shapes and patterns. I also process my experiences by painting natural colors against amplified colors.
The methods I use to paint vary. From scraping, wiping, brushing, and spraying to spreading the paint with palate knives and scrapers, in the form of metal, rubber and even old credit cards. I often balance the use of crisp lines and shapes (created by taping off areas) against visible aspects of brushwork and other mark making processes.
My abstractions are rooted to the concept of place, while allowing the viewer space for their own interpretation and meaning.