Portfolio > China

In 2016, I traveled to southern China and visited the Guilin region, home of the prehistoric Karst mountains. Karst mountains are formed as acidic waters dissolve the limestone bedrock, creating spiky mountains, underground rivers, tunnels and caves. Chinese artists, particularly during the Tang dynasty, referenced the landscape not to reproduce it but to convey an emotion, an atmosphere of nature. The paintings also represented an escape from the chaos of a failing dynasty to the sanctuary of an imagined natural world. Similarly, my paintings strive to evoke an experience of being in nature without creating a literal likeness. These paintings take us to a strange yet magical world.

Landscape painting
Oil and acrylic on Canvas
24" x 48"
2017
Landscape painting
Oil and acrylic on Canvas
24" x 48"
2017
Landscape painting
Oil and acrylic on Canvas
24" x 48"
2017
River landscape oil painting
Acylic and Oil on Canvas
24" x 48"
2016
Landscape painting
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
24" x 48"
2016
Landscape painting
Acrylic and Oil on Paper
22" x 30"
2016
Landscape painting
Acrylic and Oil on Paper
22" x 30"
2016
Landscape painting
Sumi ink and watercolor on paper
18" x 48"
2016
Landscape watercolor sumi
Sumi ink and watercolor on paper
18" x 48"
2016
Landscape Watercolor Painting
Watercolor and Pen on Paper
9" x 20"
2016
Watercolor Landscape Painting
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper
9" x 20"
2016
Watercolor Landscape Painting
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper
9" x 20"
2017
Watercolor Landscape Painting
Watercolor and Pen on Paper
11" x 29"
2016
Watercolor landscape
Watercolor and sumi ink on paper
9" x 20"
2016
Landscape watercolor sumi
Watercolor and sumi ink on paper
9" x 20"
2016