Oil on canvas
Abstraction, landscape’s vastness and horizon are anchors for my work. I interpret landscape through an exploration of spatial relationships. Journey and movement have been of paramount influence in my experiencing varied landscapes. Abstraction allows me to create loose narratives from memories and suggestive figurative elements within a Romantic landscape. Abstract forms, lines and marks suggest reoccurring ideas of obstacles, barriers and opportunities. I have explored this dynamic in the fusion of landscape painting with abstraction for the past 20 years. These pieces are part of my Nocturne series; they stem from long periods of observation of the desert night sky where I exist in the landscape and experience nuanced color changes from dusk to night.