My work reflects my attraction to wide-open spaces, and the variations of layered colors found stacked within these expanses.
Using only a palette knife, I have created a time-intensive process of putting down thin layers of paint over a textural surface. I organize, disrupt and balance the forms with subdued color, distilling my encounters into visual experiences. I create compositions defined horizontally based on color and mass. They are stabilized by opposing pressure found above and below, and stacked and weighted using bands of pulsating color.
I am not a symbolist – I do not decide in advance what I will be painting or what kind of experience the painting will be. But in the act of resolving each painting, the piece becomes a real and unique experience. I seek to solidify what this experience is, not to identify it to something already known.
My intention can be measured in the layers of paint by what was originally put down and how it is then covered up. It is the self-reflection as revealed in the outcome of my work that interests me most.
2009 Solo Exhibition, Some Space Gallery – Seattle, WA
2009 Cornish Art on Loan Exhibition, Children’s Hospital Research – Seattle, WA
2009 Viva La Familia!, group show, Joe Bar – May – Seattle, WA
2009 Formulations, Solo exhibition at La Familia Artist Cooperative Gallery - February - Seattle, WA
2009 In review, solo alumni exhibition, Cornish College of the Arts - January - Seattle, WA
2008 Small Works, Some Space Gallery group show – November thru December, Seattle, WA
2008 Group Show, La Familia Gallery – October – Seattle, WA
2008 Texture, Color, Form, Pacini Lubel Gallery Group show - March - Seattle, WA
2007 ArtsWest Gallery Group show - December - Seattle, WA
2007 Group Exhibition, Winston Wachter Fine Art - June thru July - Seattle, WA
2007 East-West-East, group show presented by Arts to Life - June thru July - London, UK
2007 The Aesthetic of Complexity, VIVEZA Art Gallery group show - April thru June - Seattle, WA
2006 First Expressions: Soft Focus, VIVEZA Art Gallery - August - Seattle, WA
2006 Fred Hutchinson Annual 2006 Cornish BFA Art on Loan Exhibition - full year - Seattle, WA
2006 Visually Speaking, University House group show, featuring graduates from Cornish College,
and the University of Washington - June thru October - Seattle, WA
2006 Gage Academy 14th Annual Juried Exhibition, Steele Gallery - June thru July - Seattle, WA
2006 Cornish BFA Exhibition, Terry Ave Studios / Cornish College - May - Seattle, WA
2006 Emerging Artists Student Show, D'Adamo Woltz Gallery - February - Seattle, WA