Artistic Statement

I have experimented with many media,  but have chosen acrylics to develop the qualities that I value in a work of art:  luxuriant colour,  interesting juxtapositions of subject matter, and a suggestion of  deeper meaning.

Making art is a challenge. I work very slowly and try to develop my concepts as completely as possible.  My palette stays limited until the piece is nearly resolved, and during that building process, the lost or unimportant areas become enhanced with glazes of colour until translucent (like rink markings under a shaved ice surface).   

Over the years my art has reflected differing styles – from realism to imaginative forms. This apparent dichotomy reflects the stages of my growth as an artist. I believe it also reflects my struggle define my art in a way that is relevant.

Thank you for taking an interest in my art.