My paintings are a vibrant dialogue between the natural world that we know and an invented landscape that re-imagines and sensationalizes its elements. This work is derived from my passion for the enigmatic and sublime and from the intersection of contemporary painting, a rigorous drawing and color practice and the pursuit of original form. These influences coalesce into surreal depictions that embody a desire to see nature anew.
I use both natural subjects of garden and forest with the flow and movement of nature, and artistic devices of paint, photography and collage. The exaggeration of forms and saturated colors within my paintings blur the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of landscape to depict a universe that is at once familiar and sensational