As an oil painter, I am inspired by intense color and deep contrast reflected through urban landscapes.
I have a vivid childhood memory of seeing the aurora borealis, like a living creature, twisting over the black winter night sky above my Wisconsin home.
Twenty-five years ago I moved to Southern California. The colossal scale of this city with its fluid light, contrasting landscapes, and passionate mix of cultures challenged me visually. The exotic extremes in Los Angeles opened wide my eyes and my heart.
Now, using a vibrant palette and expressive brushstrokes, I strive to capture an essence of Southern Calfornia—light, earth and people— mirrored by this transcendent city.