Size: 36"W x 24"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Above all, I paint because it brings me immense pleasure. My pictures are intended to express the wondrous beauty of the natural world and convey the visual potency of the painting medium. The process I employ allows me to abstract familiar conventions of landscape painting and cultivates a sense of discovery for me, as I am never quite sure how each picture will develop. Painted layers are woven together, forging an image that evokes conceptions of time through the distortion of form and converging levels of space. The finished painting is an amplified version of the original place, like a dream or virtual presence; so close, yet so far away.
I have been living and working in Chicago, IL since 2003. Education 2002 M.F.A. Painting, School of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa 2001 M.A. Painting, School of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa 1997 B.F.A. Painting and Drawing, The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Selected Exhibitions Solo 2016 Old Town Art Center, Chicago, IL 2003 Contemporary Arts Workshop, Chicago, IL 2003 St. Ambrose University, Catich Gallery, Davenport, IA Publications 2000 New American Paintings: The M.F.A. Annual 2000, juried by Klaus Kertess, ( Wellesley, Massachusetts: The Open Studios Press, 2000), 18-21 Awards 2001 Madison Fellowship, The School of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa 1995 Shannon Rorabeck Scholarship, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee