Artist Statement

 

My current work involves placing a stiil life in primarily Oregon landscapes. The juxtaposition of the intimate view within the broader view speaks to the personal versus the public, our inner world versus the outer world... and quiet beauty that flow through both if we stop to listen.

Although I have worked in oil as well, this body of work returns me to my love of watercolor. The transparency of the pigments encourages a "lit from within" quality. These works are realistically rendered with a big nod to texture. But their light, color and point of view lead the observer to focus in a way that we don't do in our everyday existence taking them outside of pure realism.