Location: United States
I began painting in earnest in early 2011, although my artistic sense has been present all along. I believe that, as artists, our artistic vision is continuously growing through our experiences in life. A paintbrush is simply one beautiful way to express that vision.
My painting style is mostly self-taught, and my work represents my curiosity about the techniques employed with oil and the way that these transform the paint into a form of personal expression. For me, painting is an ongoing journey of self-discovery, exploring and learning new techniques as I paint, whether it is a landscape, an abstract, or an impression of something in between. My love of gardening, nature, and a general sense of the universe’s presence in all things is reflected in my work. Usually, my goal is to evoke a sense of peacefulness, serenity, or curiosity about life and world around us; sometimes it expresses simply the moment in which I am holding the brush to canvas.
Exploration in landscape painting.
This was painted from a photo taken of a late fall Seattle sunset, 2014.
This was done from a photo of the Carnation River. It was taken after a long, off-the-trail hike through the Carnation Valley near Seattle, Washington.
Inspired from a photo.
Inspired by the countryside on a road trip through western Utah.
Inspired by a photo taken by my brother while traveling in China. The original photo had many people in the pagoda; however, I prefer the empty pagoda and quietness of the scene.
I focus mostly on painting landscapes; however, I have always needed to let go every so often - focusing less closely and experiencing what happens when not trying to control the work. I love to garden, and relate it to letting the garden grow wild to see what will happen or creating one's own perceived vision of beauty.
This is a study of painting multiple colors with single brushstrokes.