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The waters and skies surrounding Bainbridge Island and the San Juan archipelago of Washington State provide me with endless inspiration for my landscape-based paintings.

My work combines bold color and loosely applied paint to emulate the poetic interaction of sunlight on the water’s surface as well as the abstract qualities of clouds and sky. Working with water soluble oils and gouache, I use fluid brushstrokes and atmospheric depth to evoke sunlit spaces and to highlight the organic patterns I find repeated in nature.

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