My process begins in literal exploration. I drive around the countryside with my daughters looking for inspiring landscapes. I look for scenes with layers and texture. Rows of hills and mountains, farmland, places where agriculture has left its mark.
Then, I bring the photos back to my studio and begin the process of layering color and texture on canvas. Each section of the painting may undergo several passes before settling into the right space between abstraction and representation. I find the tension of these two and their ability to co-exist endlessly fascinating.
I grew up in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley with a ring of blue mountains as my horizon. After receiving a BFA in Studio Art from James Madison University in 2004, I spent time working at Richmond’s Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. In the years since, I’ve taught art to children at Charlottesville’s Mountaintop Montessori School and I continue to exhibit my paintings throughout the area. My studio space is a renovated garden shed on our family’s farm in Keswick, Virginia.
Please direct all inquiries regarding commissions, available work or gallery exhibitions to Einbahn Studio in Richmond, Virginia.