My minimalist landscapes are simple and familiar. I've been photographing the Midwest landscape for 30 years. Taking pictures as I drive by. I love driving. I love that space in front of and beyond the horizon.
I've been working to capture that space through paintings for 20 years. And in one brush stroke two years ago it all changed.
Eight years ago I took a break from painting and started printmaking, running a stationery and art print company called Vandalia Street Press. Printmaking broke everything down for me. It slowed my process and created a method in my work. It created steps.
One night during an artist group that I attend I decided to try painting again, but this time on printmaking paper. I was there, my paints were there and Boom! The land I know so well. So I simply painted right there in front of me. The space, the texture, and the emotions. And I keep going.
BFA: University of Minnesota | Studio: Northrup King Building #375