Since ancient times man has used art to tell stories and document events. My work follows in this tradition with a commentary around global climate change. Often using wildlife to create a point of view, the paintings depict the results of the human impact upon nature. They have us question what is and what will be.
Nature has always fascinated me. When I moved to the Northwest in the early 90’s I became enamored with the power, beauty and spirit of the land. It was a visual revelation that I attempt to communicate in every piece.
Embedded with a unique visual language of intricate and subliminal patterns, the work bridges the literal and the imaginative. It is informed by NW indigenous art as well as other cultures. In my process I break down images into smaller bits of information allowing the viewer to reconstruct it. This dynamic interface builds the story in the eyes of each person.
Though Covid was the issue of the year, the environmental crisis is the issue of the century. I hope my work inspires people to be a part of the solution.