My paintings reflect my ongoing fascination with the landscape where urban culture and nature collide in the fringes of our cities. It is in these often-overlooked areas that I find both beauty & pathos, bizarre juxtapositions that reflect how we, as a society, have altered and continue to alter the environment.
All of my paintings are painted on location. While painting on location, I become a witness to the constantly changing urban landscape, capturing contemporary ruins before they are lost and new structures built over them. I am attracted to the urban decay, color and chaos of everyday life on the edge of our cities and the stories these places can tell.
Once I find a scene that I want to paint, I set up my easel and return to the same site for weeks or months depending on the size of the painting. A large canvas can take me up to two and a half months to complete. In the winter, I paint smaller works on gessoed watercolor paper, from the relative comfort of my car.