Artist Statement

I paint because I enjoy the process of discovery.  I approach each painting with the anticipation of going on a journey without a specific destination in mind.  The versatile and forgiving materials I use are ideal for my process of repeatedly building and excavating layers, adding and subtracting until the piece is finished.  While a sense of place and connection remain common themes, the work itself offers both simplicity and complexity.  My aim is to give the viewer a sense of lightness and hopefulness; a breath of fresh air.