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Artist Statement

I am currently engaged with two distinct but intertwined approaches to painting: plein air painting and studio painting.

I begin by painting plein air directly from the landscape. This idiom became interesting camoflauge for exploring conceptual interests such as the mutability of form, and a sense of the infinite versus the limited.

In the second method of studio painting, I manipulate traditional pictorial and perceptual visual anchors to find new and unexpected ways of creating order. Different zones in the painting are in direct visual conflict. These conflicts, inventions and surprises imbue the painted image with complexity, doubt and expansiveness.