Artist Statement

self portrait
Self Portrait, 2014

A wise teacher once said that all art should come from what truly inspires you.  I’m never quite sure about the inspiration until I stand back and look at what I have done.  Conversely, the work can inspire something completely different for the viewer.  It is a powerful way to learn about myself and others.

Themes in my work include nostalgia and a certain playfulness, seemingly influenced by imagery of animals, home, travel, and folk art.  Layers of memory and emotion come through while working the materials.  Colours and textures come forward and are then buried again to form another layer of information.  The process is one of hiding and then re-discovering.