My landscapes are created from my imagination, from painting en plein air, or loosely from reference. Capturing the landscape was something I started doing at UC Davis capturing farmlands. There is something gratifying by just sitting in a muddy field painting trees with mosquitos biting at you. After suffering the hardships of stepping on poop and the onslaught of mosquitoes, the paint seems more vibrant and the compositions more fierce when facing the mundanity of painting en plein air.
When I studied impressionism, I was forever inspired to create chaotic marks on my canvas striving to capture the fleeting moment. A lot of my colors are informed by the same pallet and techniques. Within this chaos, I hope to create a language within these pieces that make sense, so the marks should take on a certain rhythm throughout the piece to show detail.