As a visual artist I have always been inspired by artists who explore the human experience. My studies at Emily Carr College of Art provided a grounding in various art practices including ; installation, fibre art, print works, drawings, paintings, and mixed media works . Themes in my work explored our social roles or restrictions and how these are reflected in the choices we make and lives we live. My art studies at KSA led to exploration of more traditional techniques in water-colour, acrylic, oil painting and a printmaking residency.
My work remains grounded in human experience. Creative inspiration for drawings and oil paintings comes from a sense of place and time My approach is very traditional. Small sketches lead to larger works exploring different aspects of a particular subject. Portraits of familiar people explore aspects of people around me and what inspires them. Colourful landscapes represent fantastic places I have lived or travelled. Still life works take a closer look at the ordinary objects and consider the everyday beauty I might otherwise overlook.
Depending on the subject, time, or place some paintings are painted in subdued hues while others are bright, layers of saturated pigments.
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