"My painting is a product of being a receptive witness of invisible things that shape our psychology and drive our behaviour. I think about our vulnerability, our fears and desires, and how we all seek to be loved. What are the edges between discord and harmony, and how do we protect our resilience?"
"There were painters on both sides of my family so painting was valued."
"I think of art as the substance of being alive! It engages the intellect, fills me spiritually, and evolves self discipline, compassion, and patience and more."
"One of the things that I love about painting is its immediacy and how it supports layers of expression. Every new layer interacts with the one still vibrating beneath. This dovetails nicely with my natural way of ordering nebulous, spaghetti-like chaos to become a cohesive unit, where my thinking and painting converge."
"Usually my paintings begin with an idea that is generated by a mental image or words that I hear or read."
"I like many artists or their specific work at different times and for different reasons. The common thread in the art of my favourites is emotional warmth or human resilience. Usually but not exclusively, they are figurative painters."
"One of the most meaningful experiences of my life was being an art educator in a public school system where I conceived and executed large projects with students, adults and artists."