Low Tide 2019

Low Tide – Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR, 2019

In my series Low Tide, I continue to investigate one’s connection to place and self in my abstract landscape paintings. During a recent trip to the Monterey Coast, where the land greets the sea in a dramatic tumble of rocks and waves, I was struck not only by the natural beauty of the area but by my emotional response to this familiar landscape. In my new work, I revisit my family’s California history to understand the ebb and flow of longing, migration and the ocean’s tides.