My paintings explore world gardens from a multitude of perspectives observed adjacent to private domestic moments. They explore the human connection to the natural world – the intimate impressions of a savored moment in the kitchen beside an unpredictable one spent in nature. My works revel between abstract natural wildernesses and an interior wilderness: held in the hands of a protagonist artist.
I dream my way into painterly moments by depicting a stack of books on an old oak desk to depicting scattered fresh garden chrysanthemums influenced by the immediacy and unexpectedness of my first encounter with a Japanese garden. As an artist, I want to lie down with the viewer in the courtyard or sit quietly beside the viewer from behind a still life of sipped spiced tea.
My paintings hint at a bigger scene and activate wider feelings ranging from the close, familiar warmth of items of every day invitation: irises and a doodled-in notebook on a kitchen table to the curious delirium upon ephemeral meetings with a startling new garden.
It is my aim that the distinction between garden and viewer and every day preciousness blend into something uncommon: a distinct and fanciful “now” in which the viewer can delight.