My work, whether paintings, printmaking, fiber art constructions or my fondness for drawings, are self-contained , self-reflecting narratives; narratives concerned with universally timeless themes of life, redemption, salvation and of course, death. This well trodden path is personally familiar ground, rooted in personal experiences, concerns and passions. Superficially my inspiration may be found in classical mythology, British folklore, my own Roman Catholicism and the exquisite art of the late International Gothic and early Northern Renaissance. A vivid dreamscape also serves as a frequent muse, but most essentially it is the being-ness of self that is my impetus to put pencil to paper. Specifically the challenges of living life fully and richly, taking the fullest advantage of this most limited gift.
The carapace of a cicada sits as inspiration in my studio, a fleetingly gorgeous memento mori , a reminder to make openly, observantly and compassionately.