My interest in the American landscape is in its contradictions. Against the sublime beauty of the Rocky Mountains, you will often find an ordinary gas station. Under a cotton candy sky, a suburban sprawl. I am inspired by the work of Catherine Opie, Stephen Shore, Gordon Matta-Clarke, filmmaker Wim Wenders, and early 20th century writer about the American West, Willa Cather. My practice lies at the intersection where the mysterious and the mundane cross paths, where the ancient and manmade come up against each other. By painting with large brushes, vibrant, fluid acrylics, and rich gradients I build a sense of familiarity and evocative color in the senses and emotions of the viewer. In my work, I seek both humor and critique, bewilderment and beauty.