In my work I attempt to represent the experience of the sublime. My subject is often the landscape, as I am moved by its steady glory and renewal. Recently I have harnessed the iconic images of the Yosemite Valley, recognizing the familiarity of these images in allowing the viewer to enter into the work more easily. I employ many layers of thinned oils, enamel and varnish to create physical and visual depth. My brushwork is active and varied, as is my response to the landscape itself. I am interested in abstracting and modifying the image, zooming in to study strata and textural interest; simplifying the image to reduce it to the most basic shapes. The challenge, of course is to raise the level of experience above the banal, into which a view so familiar can be easily relegated. I attempt to present a fresh and dynamic vision through a modern technique combined with a classical reverence.
I have shown my work in the past at the Affaire in the Gardens, but it has been a few years. I decided to apply with my Yosemite paintings as they are the kind of work that seems to have broad appeal. I am excited to attend and see many friends.
May 21 - 22, 2016
Saturday to Sunday
10 am to 6 pm
Historic Beverly Gardens Park