ESSENTIA: Reflections & Transitions

These are works from my most ambitious and personally important series of paintings yet, exploring and reflecting on the landscape from my current home in the Pacific Northwest, to my first home in the Southern California desert. And by extension, reflecting on the transitions of my life. 

     

Over the course of several months I’ll travel up and down the West Coast (Washington, Oregon, and California), sketching, journaling and taking photographs as I go, to connect with the “essentia”—the essential nature—of those places. Then I’ll bring all of this inspiration back with me to my studio to create a series of spiritually evocative paintings so that others can experience the soul of those places the way I did.