I make art because I see it as an opportunity to capture things, situations, events for posterity in their original state or bloom before time dissipates it. I create works that represent real objects and are an impression of how the object appears to me rather than a photographic representation of that reality. The work exists because if I find something interesting in the composition of a subject, I have to capture it in an art form. This ranges from animals and birds in intriguing poses, landscapes with a central focus, the twisted shapes made by plants to how a bunch of flowers in a vase is constructed or how fallen boughs, rocks or stones have fallen together naturally on the ground.
My art is an homage to and an appreciation of the beauty of the natural world. My paintings may be viewed as a collection of the essential concept of life and death which is embodied in plants and animals. My artworks convey how I see, feel and interpret the experience of being alive and being human and also an expression of my personality which comes through in my choice of subject matter and style. I view life as a spiritual journey and capturing nature in art form is, to me, a spiritual, empathetic act. I regard art as a form of therapy because when I paint, I can be my true self. Ultimately, I want my work to be a lasting record of my life and my experiences and to show that I have observed and responded to the world directly and honestly, without agendas.