I am a Portland, Oregon based oil painter. My recent work has been influenced by the diverse landscape of the Oregon coast, farm land and industrial Portland. In my landscapes, I love capturing the minimalism of wide open spaces dotted with weathered barns, structures and old trees that seem to each tell its own narrative. I find great joy in calm loose brushwork balanced with bold textured pallet knife marks. Most of my pieces start out as smaller plein air studies that I explore on larger canvases back in my home studio.