The World Disappears Away From Here

These paintings are the long cozy drives with the windows down, high overhangs with a view, winding roads that lead to the sky, going back to the place I first learned to camp or make a snowball, roads lining cliffs without guard rails, angry waves that can pull the world with them, and serene walks on the rock covered coast. Each painting unfolded somewhat intuitively. They are both familiar PNW terrain and invented space in order to allow composition, color, light, and experimentation with media to dictate the direction of each piece. Not unlike an aimless drive or an unplanned hike. This work is about finding solace in the adventure and is both what I love and fear about exploring this corner of the world.