I, like most artists, draw on my life’s experiences for my inspiration. My art is intended to transport the viewer to a new place. That may be an actual place like Uluru, or perhaps a place that is brought to life in the viewer’s mind’s eye. I paint both from reference subjects and my imagination. I make my art to express the vibrancy of life.
My paintings never show the complete structure. This results in the fact that I can easily imagine my own interpretation without being hindered by historical reality. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, I investigate the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what a landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
As a proponent of outsider art, I love to experiment with abstract painting techniques like paint pouring or painting with chains, or other unusual objects to achieve dynamic free artworks on canvas board or stretched canvas
Having temporarily lost my sight some years ago, a very harrowing experience, I truly appreciate my vision. Because of this, I pledge to donate part of the proceeds from the sales of my artwork to the Fred Hollows Foundation.
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