Drinking Light

May 2, 2017 to May 27, 2017

Statement

Growing up in Oregon has given me a deep sense of place. Setting out in the Cascades, or in the High Desert, a feeling of remoteness attended me.

When I was five, my family took a trip to Great Britain that has stayed in my heart and imagination. The Lake District, Scotland and Wales put into me a different landscape.

Over these last few years I have been lucky to walk in Britain again, and in particular the Coastal Path of Cornwall. They are days I would describe as visual poems.

I often fall to sleep with an image of a place. By morning the image is gone, but my experience of that place is what I take into the studio in the early hour.

I guess light has always been my subject. But this body of work respects a lumination of an inner world that is mutable, ambiguous and intimate. These are impressions I would not be able to describe in words.

In my paintings, I have recorded impressions these places have made over time.