Artist Statement : my new works are centred around the balances between symmetry and asymmetry , abstract and representationalism, nature and geometry, movement and stasis, light and shadow. I guess you could say I'm obsessed with the paradoxes within contrast.
To begin with, I come up with a painting’s name FIRST. This name inspires me to create it how it wants to be seen. We become our names, so clearly this process is paramount to what anything will become. As a teacher of literature I’m intrigued by the power of words, and this translates into my mixed-media artwork.
MIXED MEDIA: watercolour, ink, acrylic, spray paints and oil.
My new work is exploring the Japanese philosophies of wabi sabi and mono no aware. I endeavour to impart more peace and acceptance of life’s imperfections and impermanence.
I stain all of the edges of my works in a beautiful walnut finish which brings out the character in the wood. Framing is unnecessary. I can stain in other colours too like : cedar, natural, oak, teak and ebony. Contact me for inquiries at the bottom of this page.