Emile Zola — ‘Art is a corner of creation seen through a temperament.’
Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time, Georgia O’Keeffe
My prints often explore plant life but not exclusively. I enjoy the general visual array around us and I love to look at familiar objects in different ways.
I think of art as a means of looking at the world in fresh ways. Depending on the motivation behind the work it can be tense, comfortable or melodic. Although the work represents an equivalent for physical aspects of my environment, it also functions on a logical and emotional level. As flat, framed work it’s a screen to look at. I like to think of my works as a lightly layered skin. Although my work is pictorial and patterned, I also embrace elements of abstraction and art history. I enjoy the interactions between shape and patterns in among the more pictorial forms. My art is both simple and complicated, slightly on edge but decorative too.