My still life and landscape paintings and drawings are based on memories and close observations of things seen in my hikes in forests, beaches, deserts, salt marshes, and wildlife refuges. Weeds, fallen or dying trees, tree bark, dried leaves, rocks and spider webs and other common things found in these natural environments become the imagery that find their way to my canvas and paper. I’m interested in the idea that the most ordinary things carry extraordinary potential when translated into images. All in all, I see the work as visual analogies of our relationship with the natural world, with references to topics about the human condition such as growth, decay, chaos and rebirth.
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