I have come to art later in life, and as a result I find my guidance in what I make to come from the many experiences of my life and for a need to find spiritual nourishment. In a process not fully conscience I just come up with ideas and the desire to transform these visions into reality. It’s a magical process really, and the hours spent in the “throes” of creative inspiration are definitely some of the most pleasurable I have ever had. The resulting artwork, therefore, derives totally from whom I am and where I have been.
If I can claim some overriding aesthetic influence it would be from Japanese artists, and the Impressionist painters. I love the way some Japanese artists can capture so much beauty and elegance in a single brush stroke, and at the same time hint that behind that brushstroke lies an entire order of which we only see the surface. The Impressionists, well they loved color and the “Joie de Vivre”, what’s not to like about that.