Artist Statement

"the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."  (Aristotle)

Working in mixed media allows me a certain freedom to explore colour, patterns, and textures without planning the final outcome. I love the surprises that happen during the process of painting, layering papers, stenciling and using other various tools to achieve the shapes and textures.  

Some of my recent works use the pattern of a grid. After painting each one as individual pieces I then arrange them as one to make a balanced and harmonious painting. As the work progresses, a theme will usually emerge, while at other times, an image or idea is already in my mind.  

Inspiration comes from the beauty of the landscape, nature, and everyday objects. There is great satisfaction in connecting creatively to my surroundings and being absorbed in the process of artistic expression.