I paint because I've always loved to.
It isn't a frivolous activity. What propels me in this direction? Just the endless interest in why we are here, why the world is so beautiful and so terrible, and in our limited understanding, so finite.
So many things to celebrate, so many things to mourn. I lean toward celebration. The layers of generations overlapping in strata of feelings, endeavor, earth and rock. The unspoken but obvious love and care that must spin out and crystallize somewhere.
Many of my paintings are of a small and intimate size, employing mixed media materials such as gold and silver leaf, acrylic inks, and coloured gessos. I work on terra cotta tile, prepared board and Japanese paper.