Snowy Trees Series
The Snowy Trees series of paintings are inspired by my immediate surroundings in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the United States. Looking out of the window and during neighbourhood walks, I notice the fluffy white snow nestled in the corners of branches and lining horizontal branches like outlines. I use a cooler winter colour palette of whites, blues, violets and browns. Snowy Trees is about the everyday of this Midwestern winter.
There is something magical about the light shining through forest trees, creating patterns on the ground below. I am drawn to twisting and intertwining tree branches and the cozy or daunting depths that tree-lined paths create. Experimenting with light, shadow, and organic form, I paint the colours of the changing seasons inspired by walks I take in nature.
De Haan Series
The De Haan Series is where it all began. In the Spring and Summer of 2020, I was staying in this coastal Belgian town and was taking daily walks along the beach and through the dune forests. I began making a series of small acrylic paintings depicted what I saw on my daily walking route. I wanted to capture the seasonal changes I was noticing through colour and light.
A collection of small 5 x 7 inch (12.7 x 17.8 cm) pieces available on my Etsy shop. These original artworks come matted making for a total size of 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm).