Full Artist's statement
It is my belief that art, in all its forms, embodies the pinnacle of human enlightened progress. It is often furthest from our most basic and primal needs, but nevertheless fulfills a very important and necessary role in our lives.
I started making art relatively late in life, and it has given me a new lease on joy. Recently, I have been working primarily with acrylic, mixed media and collage to create abstract pieces where color and form vie as the ‘subject’. My pieces are created on canvas or on paper which is sometimes framed and at other times mounted on wooden cradled boxes.
I am inspired by many forms of art, including theatre and dance performances, and of course by many painters, old masters as well as modern and contemporary. My aim is to create art that lifts the soul from the mundane and the ugly to where it is possible to remember that humans are capable of rising above petty rivalries, greed, hate and war.