"The ability to integrate representational figures into abstract pictorial spaces is an approach I have worked hard to develop. On one level or another every artist deals with the abstract qualities of images and the illusion of a three-dimensional reality on a two-dimensional surface. For me, I almost always need to relate what I’m doing to the female form."
"I use authentic, realistic motifs from textiles and other decorative objects to embellish the abstracted shapes in the painting and the model’s costumes."
"Artists have the ability to record visually through our work the events affecting our personal lives as well as those in the world around us. Some might argue that recording life’s consequences is the primary reason for art’s existence."
"Prior to a workshop in Japan, I began to study Chinese, Korean, and Japanese woodblock prints.
I was amazed and delighted to discover so many parallels in my work - their gold leaf to my gold gesso; flat shapes; outlining; extensive patterns and texture; shallow space; and stylized faces and hands. I feel that my life’s work has been a journey leading me to this connection and one I have only just started to explore."
"I present the world and its effects on me visually through my eyes only and I hope the viewer will join me and share my personal vision."