I believe that everything living has a way of communicating, and exudes a rhythm particular to itself. Through rigorous observation and becoming attuned inwardly and outwardly, I hope to find familiarity with whatever I am observing. When I am carefully attending to a subject, I am falling into a dance with my environment. I am curious about the space between encounters, and the constant potential for transformation and realization. Creating is an act of paying attention and listening.
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It is very important to me to keep my biological impact as low as possible in my process and at the same time use the highest quality materials available. I mix all of my oil paint by hand using natural earth pigments and walnut oil--everything I use is non toxic. I do not use mineral spirits. When I frame my artwork I use locally sourced scrap wood or found vintage/upcycled frames.