I recently had a show with Ghost Gallery in the office space of Front Seat. Paintings from my time in Peru and some recent work from Seattle were put up together, showing the progression over the past 6 months or so!
Here are some photos of the work in that space if you didn't make it out!
The heart of the work is combining the fluid nature of watercolor with the rigid structure of pencil lines. The colors reflect this utilizing the mild textured nature of natural mineral pigments with the finer intense synthetic ones.
I give a period of time to a painting, letting things grow organically with lots of space to breathe.
Sometimes a painting is telling me about a very specific event or strong feeling, and sometimes it's just background noise, a gentle hum.
When I work on a painting I look for places to create entrances & exits, movement through light & shadow, and transitions of texture. Lots of texture feels like bass in music, colors can cut through borders and change as it moves through a wall. I enjoy documenting the progression of time through movement of shadow and light, conveyed through the changing angles and repeated shapes.