I am a painter. I paint where I come from. I paint the South. I paint the lake from my childhood in Tennessee. I paint the low country of South Carolina. I keep coming back to these places where I escape, reflect and celebrate. The act of painting helps me find a sense of discovery and purpose in the same way it would if I were there. When I visit these places that have meant so much to me in my life, I feel a spiritual connection which reaches deep, down in to my soul. I find the connection I have with the landscape is the same connection I feel in my painting. The same way in which I imagine Turner, Whistler and Rothko felt a connection. I am a second generation artist that was inspired by the work of my grandfather who was a prominent photographer from the 1930s until his death in 2014. I am inspired by my family’s strong history of art, math and science. Therefore, my paintings are influenced by these topics. I am a painter, a painter searching for the connection between paint, math and the landscape.