My paintings are about the journey of looking, a search for subjects within my own reach. I look for geometric shapes, light, form and color in order to create distilled visual images
I live in a small Midwest city. The homes in my neighborhood are very close together. What I see daily are homes, garages and sheds. This is my subject matter when I am there. When I travel, I paint what I am experiencing.
In the winter, 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.
I manipulate my paintings by making painted cut paper variations. The cut paper paintings are simply another method of painting. I am layering with painted paper, tape and yupo rather than using a brush. It is my intention to push these landscapes to a more dreamlike state.