About

About

My art is a kaleidoscope of interwoven experiences. I come from a family of landscape architects and artists, haberdashers and surveyors. The green thumb passed me over but a fascination for how we are formed by and shape our natural and built environments did not. I was briefly kidnapped while traveling in Egypt. On a friend's tugboat, we were escorted off the Chesapeake Bay, as we had accidentally trespassed into a ballistic naval training exercise. My more recent paintings are inspired by Bologna, Italy, a completely landlocked city, at one time the hub of the country's study of seafaring warfare strategy; my work is also drawn from my adventures hiking in the American West.

I capture the viewer in the exploration of places and layers of self; my paintings are composed of paint, ink, graphite, paper, and photography. Although my production can appear to come together quickly, my collaged works are the result of material sketches drawn together over time as pieces of a larger puzzle. Disjointed material from different locations produce unexpected complementary compositions, discoveries of space and place, real and imaginary. Landscapes without compass, my works capture twilight in gestures that explore the anticipation of the night through the lens of a never-ending day.