attempt to see past the structured spaces into the otherworldly qualities of the landscape.
I am intrigued by the way light plays on the landscape, energizing and describing form.
There is a mystery in the dynamics of light, weather effects and atmosphere in contrast to the pastoral places.
My most recent landscape work has also taken a turn delving into the effects of weather changes on the landscape. Discussion and news coverage of the changes in weather is something that permeates our current day-to-day existence. The stormy weather and extreme weather conditions invading the natural landscape is a forceful trajectory in my painting and prints. The surface of the landscape paintings and monoprints erupts with textured and expressive gestural marks, which are depictions of the radical weather events. The weather is instinctive inspiration for my tendencies as a “wet into wet” painter and monotype printmaker.
My aim is to maintain an element of spontaneity and directness in the print. A fluid and spontaneous quality in the every mark is very important to me. I primarily work alla prima in the painterly print process of monotype. I edit, emphasize and exaggerate structural and organic forms while using the subtractive process. The process allows for idiosyncratic and unexpected painterly qualities to occur.
The nuances of light, atmosphere and weather events generate a constant awe and surprise. At times the awe is disturbing and other moments it is beauty in unexpected places. The creation process is not just an analytical process for me, but is a revelation in every visual moment.