Since I was a kid, I lived all over the world and always felt like an outsider. In each new place, I felt a need to hide parts of myself in order to assimilate with others and try to feel like I belonged. I discovered that it is through intense outdoor activity and making artwork that I feel most like myself, whole and engaged with my environment, no matter where I am.
I am inspired by the poetry of nature: color and light in the landscape, seasons, and the passing of time. My work is a kind of meditation and a love letter to life and painting. It is through painting and outdoor activity that I can quiet my mind, make sense of life, and explore spirituality.