Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Artist Statement

I paint landscapes that explore margins of atmosphere and form and the interplay between imaginary and real places.

Like the point between dream and waking, subtle edges of earth and water, tree and sky, dissolve and reappear, caught at that moment when boundaries are undetermined and reality is malleable.

Beginning with underpainting, I modulate the intensity of light that spreads from the center of the canvas. Lines and shapes are defined and then partially obscured. Layer is painted over layer, resulting in unexpected gradations and tones. Elusive shapes are muted by fog or shadow.
Imagination’s alchemy transforms the recognizable into delicately nuanced layers of color and tone, to gently invoke mystery, sensation, and mood.

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