Art, for me, is part meditation, part emotional, and part conversational, a giving and for-giving practice. My work is unpredictable and fluctuates depending on the story that wants to be shown. Once I have a sense of what ‘that’ is, I pick a surface and leap in.
A painting may begin with layers, marks, and an understory that builds slowly until the overstory is clear, or it could come straight through from the onset in a flurry of activity that startles me when I stop. Women, flowers, animals, and whirling dervishes show up in my work often, and I also explore current affairs through art as a visual commentary on our times.
Being a multi-media artist, I create on gallery wrap canvas, cradled wood, wood discs, yupo, or paper working with acrylics, watercolour pastels, collage elements, tissue paper, and alcohol inks. I also make portraits with flowers and leaves that I photograph, turning the digital images into greeting cards or giclee prints matted and framed.
I do accept commissions and enjoy collaborating on art; contact me to begin a conversation.