My work is inspired by the pattern and movement of light reflections in water. I’m fascinated by the luminous color interactions created by currents and waves as light dances between them. It continues to be a wonderful challenge to explore ways to capture this movement on a canvas, to represent the depth and life of an ever moving landscape.
Growing up in California, I have long been inspired by the nostalgic idea of the classic California dream from the mid-20th century. This concept has become abstracted a bit as I have moved from painting objects and architecture and into capturing the essence of light in water, but the feeling they evoke are still very much reminiscent of a sunny summer day. Each piece is directly inspired by a particular experience, and is for me a vivid memory of the moment of inspiration. I feel the most alive when exploring new places, and as a result my work is a direct reflection of the moments when life is at it’s best.
Creating these water paintings is very meditative. I get lost in the process, just as I get lost watching light interact with water.
California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2000