I use oil painting, through both realism and abstraction, to interpret my deep experiences in nature. I have been a lifelong hiker, backpacker and open water swimmer. As both a painter and an outdoor enthusiast, the natural world has always been the primary inspiration for my art. From years of drawing and painting watercolors outdoors on hiking trips, I have countless plein air studies that form the backbone of my art. Painting gives voice to my deep longing to express the felt experiences of being a woman immersed in the natural world. I try to bring that sense of joy, radiance and aliveness to my work that only nature can give. Through art, I express my intimate connection to beloved wild places. Trees, hills, rivers, sky, wind, sun, moon, rocks, birds, beasts, flowers, mountains, lakes, and the sea…all call me home.
(biophilia, nature, environmental art, oil painting, plein air, landscape, abstraction, women in nature)