Living in a rural mountain town, I venture further out into vaster expanses of back country to hang out with wild creatures. These untouched places are where true love comes from. Animals are much more intelligent, communicative, and tender than humans give them credit for. These paintings are a celebration of these qualities, and a motion towards re-working our collective belief systems about what it means to be 'wild'.
Using multiple layers of washes and glazes, and moving from dark to light, I pull the emotion out of a painting. Like a seed to a sprout, trauma to health, from the den to the greening slopes, I figure we always move towards the light.