Artist Statement

My work is about the aesthetic experience, primarily the experience of beauty, and I have turned to nature and landscape as the fundamental vehicles for such an exploration. What I attempt to present in my paintings is a nature and its beauty without the least bit of sentimentality or irony. I try to create images that communicate the stark reality and deep mystery that permeates our experience of the natural world mediated by a gentleness of light and calm that reconcile us to that same experience. I paint images in which the low light of evening communicates this compelling mystery and calm; light invites the viewer into a moment of reflection and contemplation through the beauty of a reality indicated but not directly depicted. I create works that are not simply pictures but rather meditations on our need and ability to perceive and find peace in the wonderful strangeness of being.


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Landscape, Light, Romance, Nostalgia
ARTSHIFT San Jose