"My work is a personal interpretation of abstract landscapes based on my passion for geography, travel and architecture. I use cartography style imagery and grids to evoke images of maps, satellite views and architectural structures. My latest work is based on my emotional response during this past year and speaks to new beginnings, migration from urban to rural settings, regeneration and hope. My intention is to create an emotional connection or memory for the viewer possibly to a place they have been or want to go. I am mostly drawn to areas I've travelled to and often use my travels as references in my work."
"I use an average of fifteen layers per panel, scraping back, repainting and using incised lines until the desired patterns are achieved. My paintings are created with either acrylic based mixed media or encaustic paint. I’ve been using encaustic paint for many years because this ancient medium offers unique textural and luminous possibilities and allows an artist to carve into the works like a sculpture.
"I've long admired works by Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell and Jean-Paul Riopelle. Martin for her spiritually based, serene grid paintings; Mitchell and Riopelle for their highly gestural, emotionally charged landscapes. Encaustic paint masters Jasper Johns and Brice Marden inspired me to use this luminous medium."
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