My work is rooted in the landscapes I have explored growing up in Alaska. Skiing, hiking and canoeing through natural environments strongly influences my art and identity. Ecosystems are dynamic, interactive, and complex structures that form our physical surroundings. Painting and printmaking allow me to interpret the patterns and processes I see in the natural world.
While studying art at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, I gained an understanding of how the natural world has shaped my artistic aesthetic, personal philosophy, and worldview. Art is an essential resource for sharing knowledge, inspiration, and appreciation for the natural environment.
During the summer of 2012 I began to paint outside. This allowed me to respond more directly to my experiences in wild places, and has been the foundation for developing my current artistic practice.
Thank you for taking a moment to look at my work!