Creating art is not only something that I want to do, it is something I need to do. My inspiration evolves out of a variety of different source. I have frequently dealt with environmental concerns in my art, and recently particularly with my series “Pandora’s Trojan Horse; Exploring Issues around Climate Change.” However I have also continued to have a lighter side, which expresses itself in my art. I explore things I see or feel in my everyday life, a story from the news, art from the past, a historic event, or even an amusing anecdote. Any of these sources can move me esthetically and germinate an idea. I call my style ‘Reality with a Twist’, because it is very realistic, but unlike anything you would ever see.
Once inspired I begin to research a topic, and try to figure out whether I can germinate this 'inspiration' into an artistic composition. The people and animals in my art are like characters in a drama, each has a role to play, but more significantly the final composition has to feel right. Through my art, I am able to share my acrylic paintings and hand pulled serigraphs with an audience, and expose them to my slightly cynical view of the world, injected whenever possible with a sense of humor. The satisfaction I get from completing a work of art is a necessary part of who I am.