I am obsessed with the hidden nature of things. As a painter of surreal desert landscapes I produce work that reveals the luminous beauty hidden in displaced objects and barren desolate horizons. 

My process consists of using found objects. I create a still-life setup and then imagine a landscape scene around it resulting in a painting that evokes the beauty and desolation of the desert. 

The types of objects I select to use as reference for my paintings are usually heavily rusted and broken pieces of metal and other broken things collected. Reusing these discarded objects gives them a second life and a beauty they may not have originally had as tools or other useful items.

It is my objective to bring the viewer into the picture plane as if they are actually visiting. I want to take them out of the physical world and give them a feeling of traveling to a new and uncharted world. 

I want the viewer to be transformed by the image. I want to show them places they have never imagined.