I draw and paint the landscape from direct observation. I am interested in the dichotomy between what I see in a three dimensional world and how it's perceived on a two dimensional surface. While aesthetics and personal meaning naturally play a part, I'm mainly drawn to a location by the way space bends, planes shift, and pathways are formed by both man-made objects and natural occurrences. Once a location is identified, I build a rigorous schedule based on time and weather, working across multiple locations routinely. These dedicated time slots provide a structure to my work methodology, which allows me to borrow shape in order to capture the motion and energy of a location. With each day I build on the visual content adding more information until the painting or drawing is aligned with my intended perception.