My acrylic landscape paintings challenge the viewer to consider the elements of color and light both individually and as part of a compositional whole. With this process, my intent is to encourage a recalibration of the intrinsic value of place— how light and color everywhere ignites our ability to consume the world, and how that changes all the time.
I choose colorful landscapes with familiar details as my settings, but crucially I also pick specific light and color interactions that serve to highlight transition. My environment in Austin, Texas is experiencing an unprecedented amount of change and repurposing, and I create paintings that both reflect and look forward. The colors present in my work are like time capsules— drawn from a reference photo and with inspiration from my own life— they seek to preserve the utility of the setting while also alluding to their non-permanence in society.
This work draws primarily from my personal experiences and my surroundings— this gallery is a representation of my emotional response to scenes that beg to be consumed, to be seen and heard. Color abstraction is my method of placing myself in the work, an allusion to my past that aligns with the work. My life has been filled with a strong combination of uncertainty and hope, two conflicting sensations that my art attempts to address.