About the Artist

Trained in the art of observation, I am always seeking the space between analysis and abstraction: perception.

I paint directly from life, working quickly, using thick paint and large brushes to capture fleeting, immediate perceptions of light, color, and mood.

Although I paint representationally, I try to see abstractly – to see the large shapes and patterns in a scene that only reveal themselves through focused observation.

Much of my work is concerned with perception, memory and presence. How does perception twist and alter reality? Does memory, even in the seconds between observing and putting down a brushstroke, undermine my certainty? The visual translation of this in my work is often an ethereal quality – a feeling that the objects are barely there, or slipping away.