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My approach to painting is based in change.

I start with a place, an experience, a color, an emotion. Sometimes the inspiration comes from a photograph, sometimes what I see in front of me, sometimes just what’s in my head right then, something internal.

I try to capture some essence of that starting point through gesture, to communicate its sensibility. As I work, the painting process, along with the evolving imagery, may send me far from where I began.

One of biggest challenges for me is getting caught up in details at the expense of seeing the entire canvas. So I practice stopping and standing back. Then asking myself, now what? And, what is the point of this painting?

How I answer those questions is what guides the painting to its completion.


MFA, Printmaking, University of Montana

BA, Art History and American Studies, Williams College 

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