Walking in the frosty landscape has been influencing my paintings. I have been thinking about the connections between walking and drawing - how each creates lines and impressions in and of the landscape. I like to push my drawing in directions away from pure figurative mark making. To experiment with the marks I can make as a means to open interpretation and expand the connections created within my work. The lines can be the traces from natural forms, the new trails in the landscapes I walk, and the line the pencil or carving tool makes in the surface. Each are integral parts of my practice.