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Artist Statement 2022

These recent paintings are a meditative exploration of boundaries; a challenge of compositional twists and turns. As I approach these objects from an aerial perspective, the paintings take on a visual landscape of undulating color and shape. Even as still lives remain controlled and constant, there is a mystery to each composition as I work to find the hidden connection as the paintings unfold. This continues to pique my interest and ultimately drives my work.

I focus on arranging objects that have formal and conceptual relationships. The challenge in my painting process is figuring out what nuances to include and what to leave out. As I continue to paint, I try to remain true to myself and paint what I see, sometimes following the colors faithful to life and sometimes embellishing to create harmony and repetition.

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