Artist’s Statement

As a designer, I work for a client to produce an original solution to specific challenges, often collaborating with a committee or community, circumscribed by budget and practical limitations. This includes commercial assignments and public art commissions.

As an artist, I work for myself. I paint in acrylics, with love of color, illusion-making, and variety dominating my choices, often with collage and mixed media. With the advantage of having painted for more than 60 years now,  it is clear my consistent aim is to create a balancing act of contrasting elements. My delight is to explore variety by combining a range of styles and subjects, recycling previous work, and assembling multiple canvases. I regard these combinations as depictions of a diverse, complex world. They are metaphors for bridging differences and extending boundaries, a celebration of diversity and inclusion.

Please, see my notes About the Series.