The element of water and its relationship to humans and the environment has been a consistent theme through my creative research. These new paintings reflect the transitions and ephemeral qualities of wetland environments. Additionally, I see these new paintings as visual meditations that conjure ideas of place, beauty and loss, time and transformation. My formal painting process involves the investigation of land and water through the layering of visual information that is abstracted from reality. The linear striations, motifs, and repetition refer to a changing landscape, but also allow me to utilize a personal language with paint. It is through my paintings that I hope to provoke viewers to become visually aware of their own environments and begin to contemplate their relationship within those environments.