Academic journal article The Southern Review

Artist's Statement

Academic journal article The Southern Review

Artist's Statement

Article excerpt

THIS BODY OF WORK is closely focused on my roots in the rural American Midwest. Strong emotions can be prompted by a place. Being raised in a small town and then moving to an urban setting made me aware of the seemingly mundane, anonymous scenes existing on the periphery, scenes that tend to be ignored. I am compelled to paint what I know best--the environment from which I come. My perception of a specific sense of place guides the work, while these local settings offer abundant material. I am drawn to areas and structures that show character acquired from the history and memory of the people that formed those spaces. Over time, ways of life shape and define the people and the spaces in which they live.

Aesthetically, I am interested in light sources and the play of light on surfaces. This led me to paint nightscapes of isolated and unremarkable buildings, rooms and scenes located in rural areas close to my home. …

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