Through exploring the concepts of expressionism and German romanticism I create mixed media paintings on paper that are fueled through emotions and feelings. Using abstract gestural marks, my paintings suggest the idea of lost or forgotten places, landscapes that were once inhabited, but that time has eroded away, leaving only sparse remains. Stone structures softened by the elements, to old forests that have succumbed to time and are the last sentries of an abandoned land. Underlying the imagery in my work is the traveler’s sense that familiar things are no longer understood by known experience. My work is an exploration into the emotional and physical responses of life’s journey, of occasionally being an outsider. It’s a search for understanding and an investigation of questions that may have no answers.