Raised in Michigan, Land of 10,000 Lakes, surrounded by rolling farm fields and beautiful woods, I began exploring nature at a very early age. Learning to observe gave me the insight and knowledge of how things interact and work together.
I still witness and observe life, internalizing it through all of my senses. I use my head and my gut, so that when I go to put an experience onto the canvas it is rearranged, recombined. My current body of work stems from the intimate relationship that I have with nature and everyday life. A duality that seems so logical and natural it is rare to identify the two separately.
Like our history, my paintings are created layer upon layer, paint, concept, then another layer of paint, until the history of the conceptual issue is worked though and the final image is defined. I record moments, the beauty of a time witnessed. They are always as I experienced them-in color, filled with line and form.