Artist Statement - Ethereal Series


The Ethereal Series is an extension of my prior series - Luminosity. Luminosity was a study of light, particularly at night, & the ways in which it changes the appearance of things. That series inevitably evolved into what is now a more abstracted study of light and luminosity done in limited colour palette. Like most of my paintings, the Ethereal pieces are built up with layers of paint, much in the same way that memory is layered with perception, emotion, time, & experience.

Ethereal is largely rooted in a sense of place, & emotion--concerned with depth, & dimension.  While painted onto a 2-dimensional plane, the layers lend to a feeling of depth, beyond the surface.  Like most of my other work, these paintings continue over the edges of the canvas, free from the confines of a frame. They can be seen as calm, & quiet, allowing the viewers’ eyes to rest, & be drawn in, while at the same time, energy emanates from the smallest to the largest of these pieces. They are still, & moving, all at once—a contradiction.