urban ecosystems

Works on Canvas & Paper

 

I use architectural imagery and mixed media to portray how humans build their physical and cultural surroundings. New structures influence local communities and economies, as well as point to broader global trend. The built environment impacts our experience of everyday life, as well as creates landmarks for future generations to consider.

 

This body of work features a variety of architectural landscapes from around the world that explore urban and suburban communities.  Each vignette depicts a unique relationship between natural and built environments, architecture and advertising, public space and private experience, urban development and commerce, as well as organic and geometric forms. Together, these paintings bring forth the reoccurring theme of cycles of renewal of both public and private living spaces.  Growth and technological advancements in urban design, landscaping, building restoration, and sustainable living are creating positive impacts in how our constructed environments connect with communities, individuals and the natural environment. At the same time, there is a continued concern for unmet challenges of urban sprawl and the depletion of natural environments.  The heightened saturation of color and use of synthetic materials also points to a critical conversation of the human footprint on our environment.   

Bejeweled, 30 x 40"
Bejeweled, 30 x 40"

oil & acrylic on canvass over pane

Deception Point, 36 x 60"
Deception Point, 36 x 60"

oil, acrylic & graphine on canvass over pane

Teeming, 36 x 49 in.
Teeming, 36 x 49 in.

oil & acrylic on canvass over pane

The Summit, 30 x 40 in.
The Summit, 30 x 40 in.

oil & acrylic on canvass over panel

Eden's Edge, 24 x 48 in.
Eden's Edge, 24 x 48 in.

oil & acrylic on canvass over panel

Wanderlust #4, 16 x 20 in.
Wanderlust #4, 16 x 20 in.

oil, acrylic, graphite on canvas board

Wanderlust #5, 16 x 20 in.
Wanderlust #5, 16 x 20 in.

oil, acrylic, graphite on canvas board

Wanderlust #6, 16 x 20 in.
Wanderlust #6, 16 x 20 in.

oil, acrylic, graphite on canvas board

Wanderlust #7, 16 x 20 in.
Wanderlust #7, 16 x 20 in.

oil, acrylic, graphite on canvas board

Wanderlust #8, 16 x 20 in.
Wanderlust #8, 16 x 20 in.

oil, acrylic, graphite on canvas board

Wanderlust #9, 16 x 20 in.
Wanderlust #9, 16 x 20 in.

oil, acrylic, graphite on canvas board

Wanderlust #3, 16 x 20 in.
Wanderlust #3, 16 x 20 in.

oil, acrylic, graphite on canvas board

Vanishing Point, 36 x 36 in.
Vanishing Point, 36 x 36 in.

watercolor, oil, acrylic on canvas over panel

Timeless Plaza (Rome), 36 x 48 in.
Timeless Plaza (Rome), 36 x 48 in.

watercolor, oil, acrylic on canvas over panel

Transit Portal, 18 x 24 in.
Transit Portal, 18 x 24 in.

watercolor, oil, acrylic, vinyl on canvas

Counter Balance, 36 x 48 in.
Counter Balance, 36 x 48 in.

watercolor, oil, acrylic on canvas over panel

Mountain Ledge, 36 x 60 in.
Mountain Ledge, 36 x 60 in.

watercolor, oil, acrylic on canvas over panel

Overgrowth, 30 x 36 in.
Overgrowth, 30 x 36 in.

watercolor, oil, acrylic on canvas over panel