artist statement 

Painting is an extension of my heart.  It is a way for me to communicate the unspoken, my inner thoughts in colour and form.  The imagery in my paintings are abstracted, landscapes are imagined.  Responding to an ever changing world, my intention is to offer a visual form of exploration and escapism for myself and the viewer.  Not all is revealed.  The process of making decisions concerning colour, materials, marks and composition, become the artwork.  Sewn thread adds a contrasting element, lines of ink, a visual rhythm. They can be quite present and active in the painting, or applied more subtly, as an accent.