Since 2018 I've been painting water landscapes, focusing on multidirectional currents and their patterns of resolution. I am fascinated by what results when water has to move in opposing directions at the same time—conflict and chaos resolved in unity of motion. The paintings are made in the studio from memories of tidal currents and surf patterns observed in many waterways: the Duwamish Waterway (Seattle), Surge Narrows (Vancouver Island), Ebey's Landing (Whidbey Island), Seabrook Island (South Carolina), Cape Cod (Massachusetts), and Oysterville (Washington). I also frequently sketch the rocky, glacial White River of Mt. Rainier. Water not only gives birth to, sustains, and dissolves life. It embodies the transient chaos that characterizes life.
ink on Kitakata gampi paper