ARTIST STATEMENT:

 

No matter where I am – my studio next to the Snoqualmie River or an abandoned industrial site – I find inspiration in the visual landscape, subtle dynamics of natural light, texture and compositions around me. Through this study of the environment, I translate my personal encounters into artwork that explores the relationship between medium and visual experience.

 

Growing up on a rural farm I have been taught to appreciate the subtleties in my surroundings, both natural and manmade. Because of this upbringing and my observant personality I have always been curious and fascinated with my surrounding environments. I observe my immediate atmosphere with this natural sense of curiosity and fascination because I am easily transfixed by color, texture, shape, line, composition, space and light. I find it important to seek out not just the obvious beauty but the subtle beauty in anything and everything.

 

With this view of the world I digest my discoveries and apply my impressions into an inspirational vignette that is my artwork. By pushing and using mixed media in a unique and unconventional way, it allows each piece I create to be one of a kind.

 

Every painting is the melodic culmination of uncontrollable variables that guide the course of each work. Chemistry, time, consistency and quantity of medium, temperature, humidity and surface material induce a dynamic, spontaneous experience where each element is forced to interact in a way that can never be perfectly duplicated. With this unique method, I am given the opportunity to have a truly intimate and individual experience with each work forged. Within each painting is a self-contained moment; a reverie; a momentary observation with a personal response; an ephemeral experience now made permanent and tangible.

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS:

Studio Exhibit: Spring 2014

Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seattle ,WA-
Group Exhibit: Winter 2013

Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seattle ,WA-
Solo Exhibit: Fall 2013

Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seattle ,WA-
Group Exhibit: Summer 2013

Studio Exhibit: Fall 2012

Friesen Fine Art Gallery, Seattle ,WA-
Group Exhibit: Summer 2011

Friesen Fine Art Gallery, Seattle, WA-
Featured as ‘New Emerging Artist’: Spring 2011

Santa Monica Roseark, Santa Monica, CA-
Solo Exhibit: Winter 2010

Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA-
Group Exhibit: Fall 2010

Roseark Gallery, West Hollywood, CA-
Solo Exhibit: Fall 2010

Studio Exhibit: Summer 2009

Studio Exhibit: Spring 2008

Studio Exhibit: Fall 2007

Studio Exhibit: Summer 2006

Studio Exhibit: Summer 2005