Abstract landscape painting of the heart of a forest

Artist Statement

I am an Abstract Landscape painter. When painting, I ask myself how this painting is going to bring to the viewer an emotional connection with the natural world. I build and reveal a sense of place and movement in my paintings. First, I use paint to lay down a background color. In like manner, I apply a thick application of paint in various colors, charcoal, and ink. This gives the image depth and a sense of terrain. I like to incorporate mark-making techniques. I use various tools such as palette knives, corrugated cardboard paper, a large kitchen spatula or the sharp side of a palette knife.

Many of my paintings ask the viewer to consider the beauty, fragility and health of our environment. I paint the beauty that I see around me or in my imagination. I aspire to capture the beauty that exists even in unlikely places.