I am a painter of unpeopled landscapes.
Memory, imagination and allusion are integral components of my landscapes. While inspired by real places, they are more evocative than specific more invented than real. Instead of replicating a physical location, the paintings are based on recollection and mood and may only depict an essence of a place.Â They can simply be read as landscapes but they are deeplyÂ charged with intent and experience.
Many of my paintings are inspired by poetry and literature, from Baudelaire to Margaret Atwood. The language, although not always fully understood, becomes the seed of my inner landscape. These works have become narratives about who I am and my constant journey of self discovery.
You find only
The shape you already are
If you have forgotten that,
Or discover you
Have never known.
-M. Atwood “Looking in a Mirror”