My paintings are simple. They are reflections of daily life: the hue of winter berries, the curiosity of an empty cup, a worn chair unoccupied. My work defines the qualities of spaces, both interior and exterior, that are often overlooked, but that form the intimacy we have with our environments. These works explore colors and spaces, both real and imagined, which influence memory: memories of September in Canova, tables set for tea, the sheen of a harvest apple. They are at first personal and private, but are only truly revealed in the individual histories brought to them.
I was born on a honey and blueberry farm--Spring Fever Farm--just outside of Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1980. I have studied art, architecture, and Italian cooking. I read cookbooks for fun. My current obsession with food and light and structure started a few years ago while studying architecture and visiting friends in the Italian Alps. I was surrounded by all of the things that I am fascinated by: art, architecture, and food and each was embedded with present emotions and tinged with homesickness. Memories of home and intimacy continually replay in my mind and are constantly influencing my perception. I see the world in shapes and colors—altered by the influence of layers of memory. My paintings have always been about daily life, about the relationships between object and memory. Each painting is an exploration into the intimacy we attach to objects and memories of home. The paintings speak as much about the layers covered and hidden as the final image on the canvas.