I create atmospheric landscapes that often contrast simplified architectural structures with textured surroundings. My work is inspired by the world I have observed around me and are replicated in many mediums, such as paint and printmaking techniques. I simplify the landscape by the use of abstract shapes with a focus on color relationships. I continue to subtract unwanted elements from the composition, such as the human figure and its existence. With the void of human presence, along with the use of monotone pallets, this creates an eerie aesthetic. The perspective is rendered in a way to suggest physically being in the piece, while in hopes of my audience feeling a sense of nostalgia. My most recent work has explored a more vibrant and abstract path. With the use of sharp architectural shapes, the organic curves of nature have been accentuated and contrasted in recent paintings. Together my work provides a narrative that transcends time and place; prompting the viewer to ask questions about the story behind the space depicted.
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