Changing the given qualities of a subject and transforming it from something real or remembered into the abstract allows me to render a world of personal expression. When I was young, my family moved to an area where farmland rolled to the horizon to meet an unchallenged sky – fields of hay, oats, and corn divided by roads, creeks, and property lines. This land was burnt yellow stretching away with subtle blocks of pattern and lines of division. The imagery that remains with me is of a world simplified. It is from these experiences that my paintings have evolved to abstracted landscapes or recreating unassuming moments that reflect a sense of home.