Painting is a material process, the desire to push marks, the mushing of colored paint, the manipulation of shapes on a 2-D surface to fit in a rectangle, and make it feel right. It’s a sorting through of experiences, past and present, and the paint on the surface here takes on the form of a landscape. I want my paintings to interrogate the conventions used to describe Nature, to come to grips with how a landscape painting can still be painted at this monent in time. Landscape is not a re-presentation of a place on the map. the pace is only ton the canvas. Landscape is a representation of lived experiences.