PRINTMAKER, PHOTOGRAPHER, CINEPHILE
I am an abstract painter, printmaker and photographer based in San Francisco. My work across mediums is rooted in abstract expressionist traditions and my current work in oil painting and cyanotype is heavily influenced by my background in printmaking, and its emphasis on process and in its use of reductive techniques.
My current work investigates painting as it relates to movement, alchemy, and the chaos of creative process. For me, painting is a revolt, a kind of constant rebellion against the transitory nature of life. I am inspired by the tactility of the paint itself, and often start with more paint than a palette knife or brush can comfortably hold, thereby creating a challenge which demands a physical response to the materials themselves. I’m interested in exploring how a painting originates in this way, and creating images where presence and absence are inextricably linked.
I also draw much inspiration from the natural world, working abstractly from my memories of ocean sides and forests along the California Coast, and the experience of the play of light in these environments.
I attend almost every film festival San Francisco has to offer. I love older films, film noir, foreign films, and independent experimental oddities. Occasionally I enjoy making my own experimental films. Outside of the darkroom, cinema, and art studio, I enjoy climbing and hiking along the forests and beaches of the California Coast with my camera in hand!
My printmaking and photography has been published on CD packages by the internationally recognized jazz and world music label, Adventure Music, New York. My latest work in cyanotype is featured on the cover of “Vignette,” a new duet album by bassist and composer Viktor Krauss, and harpist Maeve Gilchrist.