I’m a painter combining elements of minimalism with those of traditional landscape painting. The paintings are composed from an accumulation of fieldwork observations, memories, and dreams. Rather than recreating details of a static landscape on canvas, my attempt is to distill its essence, believing that simplicity is elegant and powerful in our increasingly complex and distractive world.
The paintings explore several juxtapositions: stillness vs movement, representation vs abstraction, and of the earth with the ether.
I feel a great affinity with the metaphysical content in paintings by Rothko, Bierstadt, Richter and Frankenthaler. Like these champions, I aim to create spaciousness that extends beyond the limits of the canvas.
Overall, I hope my paintings convey to you something about who we are and what we feel — a balance of mystery, beauty, darkness and hope.