I am a colorist and a landscape artist. I paint to inform, recount, and reinterpret my environment through forms and colors true to my emotional memory. These memories are snapshots that I reinterpret through my visceral reaction to a moment, time of day, or turn of a season. For me, color is universal in that it evokes memory, inspires emotions, and transcends language. My fascination with the subtleties and outrageousness of color began in childhood with the murals of Maxfield Parrish and the illustrations of
N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, and Harvey Dunn. These illustrators instilled in me a love for color while another childhood pastime inspired a love of graphic design. Coloring books.