I’m interested in the fluid boundaries between abstraction and representation and how symbols, figures and landscapes interact to form new relationships and associations. When I begin to paint and draw I’m usually not thinking about a specific idea, instead images and ideas emerge while I work and become more focused. My photographic images are the result of chance and framing while moving through varied landscapes. These different approaches inherently shift my imagery towards abstraction. More than abstract though, they become the beginning for open-ended stories—stories that leave space for interpretation and encourage viewers to enter the images through their own experience. In the end, I hope they see and feel something they wouldn’t have otherwise felt.
I’m a visual artist and graphic designer, born and raised in central Montana. I have a BA in graphic design with a painting minor from Montana State University and an MFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design.