My paintings are abstracted visions of the land and the sky in the natural world. My vantage point is from below looking up, the view generating frissons of remembrance. We have all turned our eyes skyward to peer through a canopy of branches and leaves. Whether we are alone in the thick of a forest, or under a potted tree on a crowded city sidewalk, the effect can be the same - evoking a twinge of recognition and an ephemeral familiarity. I abstract the images of sky, leaves and branches by blurring colours and playing with shadow and light to evoke evanescent memory and yearning, awakening in the viewer a feeling of calm, hope, and shelter. I play with vibrant monochromatic and analogous hues, tempered with luscious traces of complimentary colours in order to create both depth and luminosity. I work in thin glazes and carefully build up layer after layer of translucent colour to create both depth and luminosity. Juxtaposed with this are quickly applied brushstrokes of opaque, thick paint that hold their bristle marks and provide a textured contrast. Using these dualities of colour and texture I hope to entice the viewer to pause and look closer – and perhaps remember.