Painting: Oil, Acrylic, Ink and Gesso on Canvas.
Rather than re-creating a literal landscape on a canvas, I aim to express its essence. Obviously, no single work can hope to distill the complex spirit of a landscape, much less the infinitely sophisticated ecology that sustains it. In order to capture this richness I work on a large number of paintings concurrently. This allows me to interchange strong elements and techniques from one piece to the next. Each multi-layered rendering shares some details with other works. The overlap of elements enriches each individual expression and deepens the cohesion within each body of work which is based on imperiled geographic locations and fragile environments, such as the Florida Everglades, Louisiana & Pacific Northwest wetlands and temperate rain forests of Hawaii.
Keywords: botany, Mixed Media, oil painting, contemporary, modern