Where does art exist?
Working from life gives energy and immediacy to my art. The sun moving across the sky, the smell of autumn leaves, water lapping, the laugh of children playing nearby, all these elements add to the work. I work from life as much as possible. The ability to incorporate the energy of my surroundings into art also energizes me. When looking at my work it’s my hope that these traces of life shine through the paint.
Oil paint and watercolor are my mainstays, but I work in almost every medium from charcoal to pastel. Switching mediums can help shake things up, each brings new ways of working to each other. I prime my own canvases, using high quality ingredients, ensuring the process is done properly. Applying the paint I leave in brushstrokes, showing the creator’s touch in the work.
It’s my hope that my art makes others excited about art. I want them to be inspired and carry this excitement into creative projects of their own, into their own life. In my own life I’ve been influenced by the art, music, and writing of others. To be part of this flow of creativity is one of the most humbling experiences of my life and I am ever grateful.