Work > PAINTINGS

Formation
Oil on wood panel
40" x 40"
2017
Foundation
Oil on wood panel
40" x 40"
2018
Array
Oil on wood panel
30" x 30"
2017
Aim
Oil on wood panel
36" x 36"
2017
Framework I
Oil on wood panel
60" x 30"
2018
Framework II
Oil on wood panel
60" x 30"
2018
Gneiss I
Oil on wood panel
30" x 24"
2018
Conclave
Oil on wood panel
18" x 24"
2018
Rock Pile I
Oil on wood panel
12" x 24"
2018
Rock Pile II
Oil on wood panel
12" x 24"
2018
Rock Pile III
Oil on wood panel
12" x 24"
2018
Rock Pile IV
Oil on wood panel
12" x 24"
2018
Gneiss II
Oil on wood panel
14.5" x 21.5"
2018
Pluton I
Oil on wood panel
12" x 24"
2017
Pluton II
Oil on wood panel
12" x 24"
2018
Pluton III
Oil on wood panel
12" x 24"
2018
Heap
Oil on wood panel
36" x 36"
2016
Shaman
Oil on wood panel
60 x 54 inches
2015
Khan
Oil on wood panel
60 x 54 inches
2015
Disciple
Oil on wood panel
60 x 48 inches
2015
Bachelor
Oil on wood panel
40 x 40 inches
2015
Pundit
oil on wood panel
48 x 48 inches
2015
Author
oil on wood panel
40 x 40 inches
2015
Soldier
oil on wood panel
40 x 40 inches
2015
Sage
Oil on wood panel
48 x 48 inches
2015
Reeling
Oil on wood panel
40 x 36 inches
2012
Scramble Revisited
Oil on wood panel
18 x 36 inches
2012
Color Factory III
Oil on wood panel
60 x 54
2010
Color Factory II
Oil on wood panel
48 x 48 inches
2010
Color Factory I
Oil on wood panel
48 x 48 inches
2010
Untitled
Oil on wood panel
30 x 30 inches
2013
Tune the Dynamic
oil on wood panel
24 x 18 inches
2012
Ground Motion
Oil on wood panel
24 x 18 inches
2012
Spun
Oil on wood panel
24 x 18 inches
2012
Peak
Oil on wood panel
24 x 18 inches
2012
Bouncing Echoes
Oil on wood panel
30 x 30 inches
2011
Elucubration of a Madman
Oil on wood panel
16 x 12 inches
2010
Double Assertion
Oil on wood panel
16 x 12 inches
2010
Way In
Oil on wood panel
36 x 24 inches
2010
Steps
Oil on wood panel
36 x 18 inches
2010
Figure #705, Coupling
Oil on wood panels
30 x 47.5 inches
2008
Figures #700, #690 & #671
Oil on wood panels
45 x 72 inches
2008
Figures #671, 676 & 682
Oil on wood panels
48 x 54 inches
2008
Figure 704, Brackets
Oil on wood panel
60 x 54 inches
2008
Figure #717, Centering
Oil on wood panels
45 x 36 inches
2008
Figure #659
Oil on wood panel
48 x 48 inches
2008
Untitled (space)
Oil on wood panel
36 x 40 inches
2006
Slant
Oil on wood panel
36 x 40 inches
2007
Town I
Oil on wood panel
24 x 48 inches
2006
Town II
Oil on wood panel
15 x 30 inches
2007
Town III
Oil on wood panel
24 x 48 inches
2007
Concentric IV
Oil on wood panel
30 x 30 inches
2006
Pendeloque
Oil on wood panel
18 x 36 inches
2004

After arriving in the Sonoran Desert just a couple of months before the shutdown I felt fortunate to have the time to explore the effects of this new place on my work as a painter. There the light, humidity, and cultural influences feels so disparate from what I am accustomed to. I find the natural color palette, beguiling flora, and the sense of distance very different and arresting.

It is invigorating to try something new. My husband, Mark, and I are experimenting with splitting our time between the Catalina Foothills near Tucson, and the North Oregon coast. We enjoy the contrast between our home overlooking Nehalem Bay and the ocean, and this new place in Arizona’s Old Pueblo. It is in a lush desert region, ringed by mountain ranges, and bejeweled with saguaros. In both places, I find it gripping to look out at distances not blocked by man-made forms.

No one is unaffected by the pandemic, but being in a new environment I weathered the isolation by exploring the desert with the thirst of a newcomer. This perspective made the time feel somehow ripe for looking out at the horizon, and focusing in on my own whereabouts. With these paintings I have sought to capture these initial impressions, and delve into the evolution
they inspire.