From the moment we landed in Iceland I was struck by the snow cover, the whiteness of the landscape. Upon close study I started seeing the subtle color variations in the frozen landscape, also the seeming hidden things inside the glaciers and under the snow. When we arrived home I felt a great need to document this in my work.
I begin each of my works with a bright, dynamic under-painting in acrylic. It can only be glimpsed or imagined through a soft veil of color in subtle gradations of shade and intensity. Together, these layers create a tightly interlocked and balanced composition, where punctuations of contrasting color pop in syncopated rhythm against a regularized grid of heavily applied oil paint. This impasto (thick brushwork) lends an emphatic dimensionality to my otherwise flat canvas. The result is a complex structure that intellectually explores texture, color, and contrast while invites an emotional response.
Oil on Canvas