Landscape’s vastness and horizon are anchors of my work. I interpret landscape through an exploration of spatial relationships. Abstraction allows me to create loose narratives from memories and suggestive figurative elements within a Romantic landscape. Abstract forms, lines and marks suggest reoccurring ideas of obstacles, barriers and opportunities. I explore this dynamic in the fusion of landscape painting with abstraction. I frequently collage photographs onto the canvas to introduce a varied vocabulary and space within the paint. The photographs act as another layer of mark making and are suggestive of an ambiguous narrative. This pairing releases representational areas within the work from their descriptive function, creating a dynamic spatial relationship with the whole.