The landscape is everything to me. In its classical form, the landscape depicts the beauty and energy of nature; and in its best form, it can elicit notions of lasting feeling and impression. My work transcends the observed landscape and focuses on the impression it creates from memory. I achieve this in my work by removing myself from direct observation and producing the works from a brandished memory or notion of where I have been and what I may have seen. My work prioritizes subjectivity less and instead emphasizes compositional aesthetics and the feeling of movement. I strive to create an emotional response in each piece, rather than a direct recreation of the natural world. Through my work, I aspire to replace "where" with "I've experienced that." It's in this conceptual orientation that I can remove traditional representational constructs of the landscape and leave viewers searching for more than just the visual.