As a landscape artist, I paint structures and scenery tied to personal memories. I love the adventure of finding compositions with unusual shapes, textures, and lines in ordinary environments. I paint from enlarged sketches to help viewers feel my sense of nostalgia for my subject matter. Sketches are full of life—their tight, energetic marks capture a fleeting moment in time. By increasing their scale, the fluidity of lines becomes more visible. The landscapes’ entangled lines act as a visual language that allows viewers a visual record of my memories and perceptions.
The Devilbiss High School design for “You Are Here Toledo” is intended to celebrate the beautiful details of the structure. Just as the building’s purpose has evolved over time, my radial design is a derivative of the limestone and brick architectural features.