Creating atmosphere, space and movement on a flat surface using only color and line is what really makes painting magical for me.  Evoking a sense of depth and mystery and bringing a flat surface to life is key to my practice.  These processes bring an intentional, animated quality to all my work, capturing a sense movement through time.  I choose subjects with emotional resonance, then simplify them and orient these subjects in abstract space.  This represents the connection between the conscious and unconscious mind, showing the result when these two forces meet and create a liminal space. 

I currently work in painting and sketching across both small-scale and large-scale, working with oil on canvas and watercolor pencil on paper.