I, like most artists, draw on my life’s experiences for my inspiration. My art is intended to give the viewer an enjoyable experience. It is sometimes meant to evoke an emotional response. So it may be viewing an actual place like Uluru, or perhaps a vision that is brought to life in the viewer’s mind’s eye. I paint both from reference subjects and my imagination. I make my art to express the vibrancy of life.
My paintings imagine my own interpretation of the subject without being hindered by the historical reality. I investigate the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what a landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an interpretation is created to stimulate your imagination.
As a proponent of outsider art, I love to experiment with abstract painting techniques like paint pouring or painting with chains, or other unusual objects to achieve dynamic free artworks on canvas board or stretched canvas.
On a personal note, I have a disability and also, having temporarily lost my eyesight some years ago, a very harrowing experience, I truly appreciate my vision. Because of this, I pledge to donate part of the proceeds from the sales of my artwork to the Fred Hollows Foundation.