Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Having evolved from hunter-gatherers, humans learned to think in nature.
The devastation of our habitats causes distress and despair, and we naturally find solace in the expression of landscape. Utilizing a familiar vernacular of landscape imagery, I explore psychological passage and growth: finding joy, accepting loss, releasing regret. In the way that fairy tales dramatize elements of real life, my paintings illuminate aspects of personal endeavor.
Whether the image is a shoreline or a forest, my subject is the importance of nature as a palliative to contemporary social malaise, with each piece a meditation on the commonality of human experience in the beauty of the natural world.