Artist Statement

My new series, “What Remains Outside”, is a collection of small-scale paintings that represent the landscapes of North Carolina and emphasize the deep recession of space. 

Throughout each environment there is a procession of horizontal planes that lead the viewer’s gaze back through each seascape, skyscape and landscape. I am interested in abstracting observed color and light into shapes that construct the feeling of movement, luminosity and a sense of atmosphere.  

In this time of containment, many are searching for a visual escape.  My paintings allow the viewer a visual retreat to remember what still remains outside.