9737 Larsen Street, Overland Park, KS, 66214
My mixed media and collage paintings feature an abstracted representation of our physical world. A background in architecture and design provides the skills of looking at and interpreting it from various perspectives; aerially, horizon line, section, and close-up. I use today’s tools of satellite and drone imagery to help develop a landscape that our eyes perceive, our minds infuse with meaning and imagination, and that our ancestors have modified and gifted to us.
These explorations begin on gallery wrapped canvas, using countless layers of acrylic color, built up by mixing and glazing, resulting in a luminous quality that can be found throughout my entire body of work. To further help me visually describe these landscape scenarios I make use of many altered found-objects, cut paper, threads, metals, textured paper, acrylic mediums, etc.; building the surface with textural elements that are sometimes significant as a compositional tool and at other times as a descriptor of something specific in its own unique properties.
Originally from New Jersey and schooled at Pratt Institute in NYC, I currently live in Overland Park, KS. Since I moved to the Midwest 21 years ago with my family, I began painting and experimenting, plus exhibiting at local venues. I now exhibit frequently, am represented by several galleries, give workshops, and embrace the challenge of commissioned work.