Water plays an integral part in my painting process. I carve out light and form through gestures of fluid acrylic paint, rich color washes and transparent glazes, manipulating and building the surface with subtle layers of paint and water, evoking a sense of depth and atmosphere. As my relationship with water evolved in the paintings, I began to take paintings outside and into the rain, creating patterns of color and light through layers of raindrops and paint. The process of using falling rain, as well as regularly using collected rainwater in the studio, inspires a deeper mindfulness for natural resources in my art practice, while advocating sustainability through art.
SUnset Gold Mountain