My paintings are distilled visual experiences. I work with oil painting and collage, juxtaposing relationships between shape, color and value. As I slow down and look, I remove the unnecessary and find the essential.
I look for small practical buildings, sheds, garages etc... The way the sunlight falls on them and the cast shadows are of particular interest.
I build my own small houses and create interior landscapes/still life exploring "inside/outside". By placing these small houses in front of a window I can paint the landscape outside incorporating the "landscape" inside.
The oil paintings are further simplified by making cut, painted paper variations (painting with paper). I am layering with painted paper, tape and yupo rather than using a brush. It is my intention to push these landscapes further towards abstraction.