My abstract landscapes are inspired by the sensations of life within seagrass beds; the color, the energy, and interconnectedness of species. Seagrass is a flowering ocean plant that helps protect our shores by slowing down erosion, provides us with oxygen, and is a foundation plant that feeds, shelters and protects thousands of sea creatures. Since 2015, I have been focused on capturing different elements of this amazing and endangered habitat. Oceans are loosing a football field of seagrass every thirty minutes. Seagrass conservation and restoration efforts are the way forward. Tampa Bay is a good example of how water quality can play a crucial role in restoring this abundant habitat. I volunteer with scientist on restoration efforts in the Massachusetts area. These experiences help inform my work.
In my paintings, I am interested in translating my seagrass fieldwork in to abstractions, wether it is capturing the motion of a crab, a glimpse of a pipe fish, or just the fantastic mood of being in the water.