It was through painting that I realized how much I love rural areas. I became interested in abandoned houses because it reminded me of my grandparent's old farmhouse. While digging deeper into my own families history, I began to see more and more of it show up on my canvas.
My paintings represent rural areas through the portrayal of abandoned houses and the memories they contain. There is a particular beauty to these homes, for they are landmarks that tell stories about the area. Though resilient in time, nature has been hard on them. I paint abandoned houses because I am passionate about rural areas and I want to preserve the memories within the rural landscape.
Studio location: Hoople, North Dakota