About Me


I love to paint landscapes. The mountains, trees, and waterfalls depicted in my paintings represent Nature, but in my work I try to transcend the physical forms of nature, seeking instead to capture the spiritual essence of landscape. I use the traditional Chinese materials of brush and ink, drawn on absorbent paper, to imitate and transmit the natural patterns found in nature.

I am interested in painting as process. The extreme sensitivity of the traditional materials allows me to convey subtle nuances of form, color, line, and texture. For the most part I employ the techniques of the Old Masters, particularly those of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), supplemented by my understanding of the updated visions of the Ming (1368-1644), Qing (1644-1911), and Modern masters. In that sense my paintings can be considered “traditional,” but I strive to find my own individual “voice” within my art-historical lineage.


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