Extreme weather, as experienced from a place of comfort. The contrast of an intimate experience within to the effect of the elements outside is highlighted, evoking an experience of chrysalism. The rain through the glass shifts and distorts the view, striking a midpoint between pure representation and an emphasis on the picture plane.
As a painter, I seek moments of breath-taking transition in nature; a gathering of clouds or changing tides; times when the elements of the landscape combine with the alchemy of imagination to illuminate the world of heightened mood and sensation. My rain on the windshield paintings aim to capture these fleeting and intimate moments in time and reveal the serene center that can arise in the midst of nature’s turbulence.