The Bloedel Works:

I created these plein-air paintings in May 2018, while I was a Creative Resident at Bloedel Reserve, on Bainbridge Island. All of the works are Oil on Arches Paper, and were developed on-sight in the gardens. These works are an integral part of my current, ongoing body of work. I consider them my "primary documents" and they help inform the development of my larger, conceptual studio paintings. 

 

 

Reflecting Pond (wall of trees, tonal), Oil on Paper, 12" x 16," 2018.

 
 

Camellia Walk (late afternoon), Oil on Paper, 12" x 16," 2018. Private Collection.

 
 

Camellia Walk (twilight), Oil on Paper, 12" x 16," 2018.

 
 

Camellia & Fern, Oil on Paper, 16" x 12," 2018.

 

During my time at Bloedel Reserve, the idea of the Garden became a meaningful metaphor for Painting: the conscious cultivation of color and form within a specific boundary. This process of cultivation must not only allow for, but celebrate, change.

 

 

Camellia in the Forest (twilight), Oil on Paper, 12" x 16," 2018. Private Collection.

 
 

Ferns at Twilight, Oil on Paper, 12" x 16," 2018.

 
 

Ferns at Twilight (tonal), Oil on Paper, 12" x 16," 2018.

 

With this body of work I am investigating my perception through the tactile experience of painting in nature. I seek to realize my sensations through the formal choreography of painting.

 

 

Moss Garden (i), Oil on Paper, 12" x 16," 2018.

 
 

Moss Garden (ii), Oil on Paper, 12" x 16," 2018.

 
 

Skunk Cabbage, Oil on Paper, 12" x 16," 2018. Private Collection.

 
 

Cedar in the Moss, Oil on Paper, 16" x 12," 2018. Private Collection.

 
 

Forest at Twilight (tonal), Oil on Paper, 16" x 24," 2018. Private Collection.

 
 

Reflecting Pond (double cedar), Oil on Paper, 16" x 12," 2018. Private Collection.

 
 

Reflecting Pond (tonal), Oil on Paper, 12" x 16," 2018. Private Collection.

 
 

Douglas Fir at Twilight, Oil on Paper, 16" x 12," 2018. Private Collection.

 
 

Forest at Twilight (purple), Oil on Paper, 16" x 24," 2018. Private Collection.

 

Truck & Forest at Twilight, Oil on Paper, 16" x 36," 2018. Private Collection.