painting

 

paintings in oil + watercolor

My inspiration includes the vast and varied landscapes of California, especially the Central Valley. I am also enamored with capturing small objects like a pair of shoes or a simple cup of coffee–those little things that make up a day.

Painting small allows me to work start-to-finish and brings spontaneity and emotion to my pieces. I enjoy painting on wood panels, primarily. I love their smooth surfaces and how the paint moves on them.

I aspire my works to explore the relationships between sky and land, beauty and function, comfort and familiarity as they relate to our lives. Something seen everyday, perhaps, but illuminated in a new way.

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