I am originally from New York state, but currently based in Portland, OR. I moved to the west coast in 2015 to be closer to the wild landscapes that inspire me most. I use pen, ink, and acrylic on paper to create works inspired by natural subjects, characterized by flowing contour lines, intricate patterns, and geometry juxtaposed with organic forms.
My love of nature and the outdoors is the biggest source of inspiration for my art. I find time spent in the outdoors to be meditative and rejuvenating. Activities like climbing ignite my desire to explore and discover, and through my adventures I often feel a sense of deep connection to the landscape. In my work I try to capture some of these emotions that my experiences bring. I aim to express peacefulness and balance, a sense of awe and wonderment, and the inspiration that drives us to seek experiences in the outdoors.
I hope that my work will allow viewers to feel the beauty and magic that exists in the natural world, and to recall emotions of their experiences in the outdoors. I hope that this response will inspire action to preserve and protect our wild spaces.