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.