About

 
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I’m captivated by fleeting conditions of weather and light, and their interaction with the urban environment. As an Oregon-raised longtime Portlander, I find the pervasively wet Pacific Northwest climate beautiful and inspiring. With a foundation in realist painting, I'm always experimenting with ways to combine visual languages and capture a dynamic moment or feeling-tone. In addition to my recent cityscape work, I also specialize in portraiture and hands. As a deaf artist, I want to share the expressive beauty of American Sign Language. My various bodies of work serve as channels for activism, humor, and simple aesthetic wonder.