Born and raised in Idaho, I have developed a deep fascination with geothermal activities, topography and other natural phenomenon. Idaho's varied landscapes are as inspiring as they are phenomenal. I willingly take any dirt road before me to discover the secrets nature holds. In my artistic process, I am motivated by line, color, and texture, and the ambiguity between looking and seeing. I explore and alter images for the canvas in an intuitive process that involves layers of paint to achieve ridges, ripples, peaks and valleys, then transparency, depth, and color. From building the panels to the final layers of paint, my creative act is merely to set the paintings in motion. They are about innocence, growth, imperfection and contentment.
Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the Boise Department of Arts and History Artist in Residency Fellows program and was selected as one of the artists for the Traffic Box Public Art project in both Boise and Nampa, ID.
In 2005 I received a BFA in Painting and Photography at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and have been actively researching and exploring my career for over 9 years. My paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, including Gallery 154, Wiseman Gallery, and the Modern Art Event. My works can be found in private and public collections across the U.S.