What’s in a landscape?
This rhetorical question is the basis in which my studio practice is ignited. My association with painted landscapes are rooted from emotional feelings and sentiment towards places of familiarity. By painting abstractly, these once called places of familiarity transform into imaginative and intuitive wonderlands.
My painting approach develops from an intuitive process that stems from a memory of a tangible place, a dream, the imagination, or all three combined. I build up each painting in layers of various line patterns and mark making until I reach a combination of atmospheric depth with fluid lines. As a result, abstract environments of foreground and background begin to take place..
While indecipherable as to what tangible objects lie within, each painting carries with it a sense of environment that points to the essence of landscape. Since my thoughts around landscape are abstractly tied to both the imagination and places of familiarity, my painting process also reflects these abstract thoughts. Rather than painting a landscape in an abstract way, I am painting something abstract that reads as landscape.