My paintings could be called abstract landscapes, depicting architecture and its surroundings. Since arriving in Seattle from California, I have been drawn to the architecture and the light that is so different from my old home. The angles and shapes of the buildings suggest many new and exciting compositions.
I have worked as a painter and a printmaker, and I like to build up the surfaces of my pieces as if they were monoprint or collagraph plates. The pieces of Japanese paper or drawings may get covered with painting, but they are still an important part of my process. Photographs also play a role— they can be quick snapshots to jog my memory about the values and composition. I like to walk the line between an accurate representation of what I saw, and a composed interpretation.