I call my work “Emotive Landscapes.”
Definition: arousing or able to arouse intense feeling.
The artwork gives the viewer the feeling of “a place remembered,” both physical and emotional. While the pieces often hint at oceans, skies, rivers and other natural elements, it’s more the landscape of a dream or memory that comes to mind.
I travel often to hike and explore the wild and use these experiences as a way to tap into inspiration for my art.
The pieces start with a mood or feeling. I work on watercolor canvas or yupo paper mounted to wood board. Alcohol inks, fluid acrylics, or a combination of both are poured, dripped and painted and the process is a delicate balance of both controlling and allowing the piece to speak for itself. I find that the more I allow my intuition to come through, the more often the piece will connect to viewers in a deep, emotional way. I often add metallic leafing or crushed natural stone to add to the organic feel.
Watercolor canvas pieces are sealed with varnish and a UV protective spray before being fitted into a floating wood frame.
The wood-mounted yupo pieces follow the same varnish and UV protective process but are then finished with a “liquid glass” coating of archival Art Resin. The resin creates an added layer of depth and beauty to the pieces, seemingly capturing the artwork in a moment of time.
For me, art is a passionthat pulses through my veins.
It’s my belief that “Beauty Matters” NOW, more than ever. My sincere hope is that my artwork will awaken and stir up emotions for those who view it: feelings of joy, peace, and a connectedness to the world around us.
For it’s only when we take the time to reflect and connect that we’ll truly be able to make change in the world.