My approach to art practice derives both from the 19th century romantic landscape tradition and my training as a field ecologist. Any theme I pursue in a series of work stems originally from outdoor observational painting. In larger compositions I interpret and emphasize visual details from my encounters with nature in order to communicate the complexity of natural systems beyond their cursory picturesque value. I live and work in Seattle, drawing inspiration from landscapes throughout the pacific coast.
Painters who F***ing Know How to Paint, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA, June - July 2018
Wild at Heart, Bryan Ohno gallery, Seattle, June-July 2015. Reviewed in the Seattle Times.
Immersion Redux: Buiten (outside), solo show, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner WA, January - March 2015
Metaphors of a Landscape, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, June 2013