Artist Statement

I paint because I am completely enraptured by the beauty of nature surrounding me. I am captivated by a multitude of dimensions: depth, harmony, form, line, volume, space and colour. These observations touch my soul and it is these mindscapes that appear on my canvases and etchings.

My work encompasses my desire to capture the vastness of the universe, while offering a structure that helps define and explain the enormity of it all. At the periphery, I paint using multilayered glazes of thin, filmy colours. As I move toward the centre of things, I lavish the canvas with pigment in thick, textured strata, using colours that become ever more saturated. My pieces have a core of intensity where there is a powerful tension between the rigidly composed elements and the desire to break free of those contraints.

My goal is to reveal the hidden beauty of nature.