My paintings celebrate the beauty found in the everyday world through an exploration of color, shape, and light. Recurring compositional elements—curved lines, repeated objects, limited color palettes, rhythmic contours, and overlapping shapes—show the vitality of the environment in all its iterations.
My still life paintings experiment with the arrangement of natural and man-made objects through specific color combinations and exploration of light. The small-scale of the works invites the viewer to reconsider the trappings of a shared existence, whether it is an empty vase or ingredients found in the kitchen.
More abstracted paintings focus on the rhythmic patterns and colors created by ecological processes and phenomena. Combining aspects of representation with abstraction, they strike a harmonious balance between the visible appearance of an object and an intuitive expression of the universe. Natural forms that were once familiar become strange and unknown through altered perspectives fabricated by magnification, rotation, and dramatic cropping.
Balanced color, ambiguous spaces, malleable shapes, and repetition structure my paintings. Color that varies in intensity and value exudes a warm radiant glow and suggests depth in an otherwise shallow space. Enlarged portions of diminutive items and patterns deny the true scale and appearance of each subject while soft biomorphic constructions allude to nature and organisms existing in the microscopic biological world.