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When I begin a painting, my attention is focused on the design of both the physical “room” as well as that of the painting. I create a space on canvas by using paint to convey the idea or “symbol” of a room. The spaces I depict are imagined and sourced from images found both in the real and digital world.
My interest in creating these rooms grew first from an investigation of solitude and retreat, and then to a narrower focus on composition and more formal concepts. I consider color, pattern and texture in an architectural and art historical context in creating each work. My interest in both classical styles and modern designs create a scaffold for the space I want to construct and these decisions dictate the room’s feeling and atmosphere.