In this current on-going series of paintings I attempt to go beyond mere interpretation and in essence create portions of nature, remembered. Each painting starts out as a simple sketch that later goes through a subliminal process of change where the composition, texture and color morph spontaneously in my studio. In many of these paintings, my objective is to leave the viewer to decide if they are looking up, down or into the ambiguous view I have set before them.
The act of painting itself struggles to survive in the competing world of high tech digital media. Painting, for me, is a cathartic hands-on process that enables me to link the past to the present through a combination of techniques utilizing traditional oil, acrylic and sometimes spray paint. I juxtapose flat graphic elements with the varying modeled textures of the hand painted surfaces. My goal is that the physicality of the painted surfaces, the captured lines, brush strokes, and fingerprints, hint at the personal relationship I have with both the creative process, and the natural world that captivates me.
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This series of paintings and photographs exemplifies my desire to portray woman as the protagonist […]View Project