I spend most weekends with my family taking long drives, looking at the sweeping landscapes of New England and admiring the solitary way of life. The light and the quality of the air create peacefulness. These drives provide an opportunity to separate from technology and build a mental bank of images and color pallets.
My new works are small, intimate and tangible oil paintings on stretched canvas. They're primarily focused on using color and light to create balance and blur the line between observation and abstraction of nature. Rolling hills, barns, houses, clouds, trees, lakes, rivers and the transition of seasons are part of each painting, not of an exact place but a reference to a place. They are personal narratives, a timeline and a reference to relationships, and a fantasy of place. Each small painting becomes a portable personal object. They are efficient clusters of communities in relation to the intentional quiet.
Each painting tells a personal narrative, they are a timeline and a reference to relationships. My practice and commitment to making these paintings is my escape from connectivity. My current interest in early 20th century American paintings, contemporary abstract artists and 19th century French paintings inform my pallet and compositions. There are so many possibilities within landscape painting. My new work represents what is happening now and what I want my life to be with the hope that they are provocative, digestible, accessible and pleasant.