I have an insatiable need to create and it started when I was young. I grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana, USA, and as a child, I was free to run around the machine shop, junkyard, and the vast natural setting of the range. This served as a creative playground for both my brothers and I. I also traveled across the US and Canada with my paternal grandparents, who exposed me to many cultural institutions and natural wonders at a young age. They always encouraged my creativity and abstract thinking.
My enthusiasm for creation turned into a career as a metalsmith and sculptor while in the States, and since moving to Denmark, my focus has turned to
My color field paintings started as an exploration of my synesthesia. I made this piece because I see a rich intense blue color for the number 2, so I wanted to capture that feeling on the canvas for people who see numbers differently.
Since then, the work has evolved into an exploration of shapes, colors, and textures. I blend a limited, but often bold, color palette to elicit certain emotions from myself and the viewer. I enjoy exploring non-representational ways to evoke feeling by using relatively simple aspects like space, light, and fields of color.