Painting itself, by
it's very nature, is a singular, solitary existence. For me, it is always about
retreating into my own journey -
making art true to
my idea, that is real & honest. I am summoning memories, telling the same
story over & over again. There are no people in my work, but there is often
a suggestion of their presence, a trace of humanity. Self, place, belonging &
the land have long been central themes in my work.
Sometimes, I have
thought my work old-fashioned because it wasn't cool or in vogue.
But now, I am happy
to make a place for myself beyond the necessitudes of fashion.
To me, the act of painting encompasses all of who i am. using the simplest of line and shape, the subtlest shift of color, my goal is to evoke an emotion, a feeling, a memory… initially, for me in the doing, and then again and again for the viewer. i paint what i need to paint and am delighted when someone connects to it and it changes their landscape.”