Oil on canvas
30” x 40”
Working in nature relieves, relaxes, and nurtures me. It is a space to retreat to when the city or the studio feel suffocating or uninspired. This painting was made on location, by standing outside in nature and making many slow observations of the space around me that I record with oil paint. I humble myself to the powerful movement of shifting sunlight, plant growth and bird chatter. I am interested in finding spaces with complex connections to wind my way through, where I can engage with abstract shapes that invite me to stretch color much like musical improvisation.