I strive to create a place of magical realism in my landscapes, balancing magical elements with real world rendering of flora and Fauna found in our natural world.
I use oil paint, bronzing powder, earth pigments, acrylic paint, resin, and other mixed media on canvas and birch panel in creating my paintings. They are composed of many thin layers of glazes slowly built up over time. Through the multiple semi-transparent layers all the colors are visible creating a glowing depth of field. By painting the trees and plant forms in between the layers of glazes the forms begin to occupy various spaces in the foreground and background, further creating the illusion of depth. It is my hope that the viewer is invited “into” the painting to fully explore the imaginary environment.