see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water
and see crackling trees and wild winds.” Egon Shiele
My work compels
me to explore the significance of memory, images and experience,
and their impact on my life. My materials are most often acrylic
paint on canvas. More recently I have explored installation and
kinetic sculpture. My work is constantly growing and changing and
I allow myself to explore materials and ideas as they come. I especially
love to draw and paint so the work presented here is predominately
2 dimensional, however I enjoy creativity in all its forms.
The floral images
that I have painting have great meaning for me. In an increasingly
difficult world these symbols give me a sense of hope, sort of a
whistling past the graveyard action if you will. Not only are they
powerful and resonant sexual images but they embody a vision that
I have of the central importance of self. The petals spring out
in from the source in answer to outsite stimulous when essential
factors are present. Light, nourishment and water are metaphors
for situation, status and self examination of a place in the world.
The genre of painting flowers has a storied history as a feminist
art form. From Georgia O'Keefe to Judy Chicago the forms and shapes
of floral images have been imbued with great meaning, not only as
the organic, voluptuous and sensual form but as symbols representing
many different powerful feminine entities as in the Dinner Party.
The act of having a dinner party is a clear statement. The invitees
are strong feminist icons and the implication is that it is a place
Most of the
landscapes are done from images that I've sketched or painted in
Algonquin Park - one of my favourite places to paint.