I sometimes find that life experience can cause an artist to question what is interesting. Particularly if an idea that once seemed interesting has morphed or evolved into something else entirely.
Landscape is a very loose term, often with vague connotations. I have spent much of the past two years surrounded by vast and secluded landscapes. I have experienced mountains disguised by a thick curtain of snow and bushland that seems infinite, suffocating with its emptiness.
When exposed to such a wealth of inspiring material, I have found myself becoming withdrawn from my creative flair. It became so overwhelming, in fact, that it has taken these 2 years for me to process these experiences and feel ready to work again.
I look forward to developing new ideas regarding the conflict between my interests of the vast and the delicate to produce new paintings conveying the abundance of material I have gathered during my years of traveling.