Road trips with family or friends are a way to bond with each other and to explore new places around every turn. Often someone in the group is the photographer, snapping quick shots from a stop at the beach or a roadside ice cream shop.
I’m a collector of snapshots. When I’m in my painting studio, I take inspiration from these vernacular family snapshots. My paintings try to grasp this moment of speedy impermanence. Like a moment from a family vacation one wishes to last forever.
In painting I keep a loose impression of who the figures are or where the landscapes may be. I do this to mimic the blurring of memories and the overall mood of movement.
My color palette is based on the tinted tones of old Kodachrome photographs. I want the viewer to be able to look at the paintings and experience a kind of déjà vu of these moments.