This body of work is born out of my intense love and reverence for nature. It is a love letter to earth, a melancholy response to the growing threats to our natural environment. I hope to reveal a particular beauty and fragility imbued with an encroaching possibility of loss.
Photography has played an important role in informing my paintings. I use photography to capture that moment in nature that stops me in my tracks. I try to distill that feeling while referring back to that moment while painting. I feel as though it all comes full circle as the photos then become an extension of my paintings.