My work looks for a consistency of distance and feeling, regardless of whether the result is representational or non representational. There’s an internal energy, an autonomy that drives each one of us. My paintings are meant to explore the ways in which we move through the world, as well as the ways in which the world evolves beyond us.
There’s an immediacy to a sketch that I find fascinating. When I sketch landscapes in pastel, I do them as quickly and unconsciously as possible. Later, I return to the studio and identify tiny portions that have a particular resonance. These become the groundwork for my paintings. Little sections are blown up and larger images are scaled down, detailed elements run up against big swathes of color and exposed canvas. My work explores the connection between figuration and abstraction, it seeks out moments of poetry in everyday landscapes.