As a painter, I love the balance of the horizon, its ever steady line of delineation between the spaces of land, sky, sea. It’s the first stroke I make on the surface, and often the last. In between are layers and layers of light and color, sprung from memory but unbound by realism. I start with a framework, a few rules around composition or color, but it’s the tension between what I expect and what the painting is telling me that dictates the flow and finish. I work, watch, and wait, until the ever fickle shifting between place and memory stills itself harmoniously on the canvas. I grew up on the New England Coast, running along the edges of the water, swimming in its balmy waves, and sailing on its moody surface. I started my art practice as a photographer, working with alternative landscapes and materials, and started painting after moving to Maine in 2006. The ocean has always been my elegant muse, a balance point in the upheaval and ennui of a curious life.
BFA - School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts UniversityEdM - Harvard UniversityCourses - Maine Photography Workshops, Haystack Mountain School of Fine Craft, Maine College of Art