The colors, textures and gestures come directly from observation of nature, not in imitation of any particular landscape but rather to point to a relationship that we have with the natural world. The work results from a retreat into the wild places, both in nature and the human psyche, the retreat being an essential part of the artist’s process.
I have always been intrigued with the relationships between spirit and matter and between magical practices and natural processes and have been combining acrylic paint, found objects and materials, and mixed media to make paintings and sculpture that reflect my love for the natural world.
Recently the subject of water and issues of ocean degradation have resulted in a series of paintings called Flotation Devices. These have also served as a chance to explore a different palette, the various shades of blue. Included in these are discarded silk shirts that once again reflect a human presence and the relationship we have with this vast expanse of our environment.