I am an artist intrigued by the creation of two-dimensional imagery. Most of my artwork is derived at through techniques involving painting, drawing, and printmaking. My artistic vision is defined by a passionate commitment to art, nature, and outdoor experiences. The abstracted landscape imagery that I depict emerges from personal exploration and revelation. Observing nature allows me to discover the world around me. Kayaking, hiking, and backpacking in wild places has been a great source of inspiration. I view my life as holistically as possible and it is essential that I integrate my interests in art, my passion for nature, and the values that I have established through experience and contemplation. Nature presents information in profound ways. I find it valuable to slow down and observe this reality that exists outside me, although I am often lead to esoteric interpretations and deliberately stray from literal representation. The resulting work becomes subtlety metaphoric, reflecting common rhythms and analogous truths; it may explore a single thought or a full narrative. Subjects for my images are based in the natural world, and their portrayal often refers to the integrity of form within an environment and explores concepts of transcendence.