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The Waterways Collection

Rocks are not unimpressionable. They are, like all of us, shaped by a lifetime of events. I value the imperfect beauty of the close-up. I want to call attention to the weathered, overgrown, and eroded. I relate to these landscapes deeply. These rocks remain in spite of the brutality of their environment. I do, too. 

I find a lot of comfort in the repetitive mark-making of my paint application. My painting practice has become incredibly process-oriented. My surfaces are rough and dry, the paint has been worked into the canvas - I exhaust the edges of my brush marks so much that the entire image has a sort of blurred effect. The process is careful and laborious. These waterways are literal and symbolic reflections of my experiences with chronic illness. The water reshapes the rocks. I want to honor every scar.

Many of these pieces were created at the ChaNorth artist-in-residence program located in Pine Plains, New York.

ChaNorth is the upstate New York branch of the New York City based nonprofit, Chashama.

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New work will be added until this series is completed.

Close Enough for Jazz

Close Enough for Jazz (2024)

Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 30" x 1.25"

George Washington National Forest, Virginia

Reference Image: Brian Akerson Photography

The Company I Keep

The Company I Keep (2023)

Acrylic on canvas, 43" x 38" x 1.25"

Grafton Notch State Park, Maine

Reference Image: Harry Lichtman Photography

As Above

As Above (2023)

Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 24" x 1.25"

Baxter State Park, Maine

Reference Image: Kevin Hart Photography

So Below

So Below (2023)

Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 24" x 1.25"

Baxter State Park, Maine

Reference Image: Kevin Hart Photography

It's in Your Favor

It's in Your Favor (2024)

Gouache on watercolor paper, 12" x 16"

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Reference Image: Brian Akerson Photography

Sing Along If You Know It

Sing Along If You Know It (2024)

Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 20" x 1.25"

Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

Reference Image: Cody Owen Photography

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