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The tradition of landscape painting is extensive and has been a popular subject of artists for centuries. Finding a unique, contemporary voice in such a genre has been a challenge of mine since I first dedicated myself to painting landscapes in 2006. In my work I try to look at natural spaces in a different way. I am not interested in the panoramic grandeur of the Hudson River School painters but rather the more intimate compositions of Neil Welliver. I am drawn to enclosed spaces that focus on strong angular shapes created by fallen tree branches, the abstract qualities of reflections in a stream or the graphic lines drawn by sunlight and shadow on snow. With these visual themes I seek a distinct expression that continues the dialogue of landscape painting in the 21st century.