My dog woke me up early yesterday morning wanting to go out. I was sad because it was the first time I've been able to sleep for any length without waking up from a coughing fit since I caught this cold a week ago. However I forgave him when I opened the door to see that the snow level was low enough to dust the tops of the nearby mountains.
After I took the pictures I went back to bed for another blissful 6 hours of rest.
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.
From San Diego to Vancouver, 100 Artists of the West Coast II covers 100 artists with over 400 full color photographs of their work. The collection includes art from private as well as public collections and installations, including the collections of LACMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the New York Public Library to name just a few. I'm happy to be included.