textural oil over mixed media painting
Dimensions: 24" x 36"
Born and raised in Idaho, I have developed a deep fascination with geothermal activities, topography and other natural phenomenon. Idaho's varied landscapes are as inspiring as they are phenomenal. I willingly take any dirt road before me to discover the secrets nature holds. In my artistic process, I am motivated by line, color, and texture, and the ambiguity between looking and seeing. I explore and alter images for the canvas in an intuitive process that involves layers of paint and mixed media to achieve ridges, ripples, peaks and valleys, then transparency, depth, and color. From building the panels to the final layers of oil paint, my creative act is merely to set the paintings in motion. They are about innocence, growth, imperfection and contentment.