Beyond the hands of a clock, time acts as a recurring thread within my paintings. The irreversible succession of time influences nature, personal growth, and seasons as they move between the changes from life to death. Within these themes, I have always been drawn to the beauty and power of the natural world. The shapes and forms I paint are a testament to the intricate and extraordinary design of the ecosystems around us. I observe nature through the exploration of acrylic paint, soft pastels, water soluble graphite, stitching and oftentimes gold or silver leaf. I work with these materials and stand as a witness to the marking of time as the sun creates shadows of foliage on my canvas like a sundial.
The passing of time has brought with it both beauty and destruction to our land, and it is this combined harmony and tension that I strive to capture. I deliberately use negative space within my work to amplify a sense of balance and movement within a piece. Intertwining hints of nature with depth-filled negative space, I aim to explore the essence of the biodiversity within and around the southeast and the ways in which it shapes our understanding of ourselves and our place within it.
It is my goal to create atmospheric work that allows others to experience the beauty and wonder of our land, while also raising awareness about the urgent need to protect it.