Artist's statement 

I draw the inspiration for my paintings from the human quest to find truth and meaning within the self and within life.

There is the ever-changing and challenging inner world with its emotions, struggles, strivings, victories and defeats; there is our relationship with others and with our earth; there is the spiritual, the search for personal fulfilment and meaning, the moments of despair, of “glad grace”, of inner silence and peace; there is the noticing and awareness of the small, ordinary things that can give meaning, joy and motivation; there are our myths and stories and the journeys we make both physically and in our spirit; there is the inspiration and strength drawn from our national identity and heritage.


There are also the “seasons of us”, the choices we make and the emotional, physical and spiritual  consequences of those choices.


Underlying the paintings is the quest for that which gives life its true texture and meaning.  This can be sometimes just a moment – a moment of perception and realization of the fundamental unity, beauty and truth behind all things.


From this moment can come courage, purpose and hope.





about me     artwork     books     studio gallery     news    poems   please contact me