I’ve been making art all my life in one form or another. I get up very early and go to my studio to work each day. The paintings that result are often representative of my strong emotions surrounding social issues. Other artworks are those that show the beauty of our natural surroundings, fabric design and wearable art.
Travelling abroad has given me a platform for new ideas, a great respect for the people, the artists, and the creative history of their experiences. Cultural, decorative art on buildings and clothing have strongly influenced me. The vibrant colours of a far away landscape are captured in my travel journals.
My recent works are emotional, colour filled panels that take a long time to reveal themselves in acrylic paints. They tell of natural occurrences and human conditions that are important to me.
I make quilts and rugs from recycled clothing and use found items in my paintings.
Meeting and sharing with other artists is enriching and exciting. I belong to several groups of creative people who meet casually to share ideas for marketing work and to inform on new art supplies and sources.
I teach art three days a week. These are private, 2-hour lessons. Clients are adults and children some with developmental and physical disabilities.