My paintings explore the landscapes of Texas, California, and the highways in between. Growing up in Texas and living outof- state in California generated an appreciation for the visual transition that we see between cities when in a car or an airplane. I reference signage, architecture, and the natural landscape to oscillate between themes of memory and nostalgia. My subject matter is often isolated against a big sky to illuminate a sense of scale and isolation for the viewer. I love to take the everyday elements in a surrounding landscape and add an ethereal layer to it through painting.