For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to the creation of art through drawing and have continuously dedicated myself to the improvement of my concept and talent. During most of my artistic career, I have focused my drive and skills to landscape. I devote my efforts to this subject matter because I find inspiration in its splendor and believe the natural beauty of the landscape is something we are bound to and can connect with. It is a common binder despite our individual backgrounds and differences.
Through the subtle abstraction of the subject, I create an ideal landscape that goes beyond the inspiration and information of the scene. The process and final image created both acknowledge an escape from the real while also based on the real. The artwork created is a representation of nature’s beauty that offers a refuge from the fast-paced world. In addition to the conceptual and emotional aspects of using the landscape as a basis of my work, I also find within this subject matter the malleable tendencies of atmospheric space, range of values and textures, and emotional subtleties that offer me a necessary sense of freedom when creating a composition. Landscape presents the challenge of creating a three-dimensional image within a two-dimensional space. It provides an almost endless variation of values and textures that must be translated onto paper. Each landscape carries within an emotional charge that varies constantly depending on terrain, season, and weather conditions. These components inherit within the subject are my stepping-stones for creating art that is based both on romantic and traditional points of views.
I enjoy the challenge and process of putting small marks to paper and creating images based on the serenity and beauty of landscape.