Size: 36" x 48"
Title: Midnight Shadows
Title: Whale Song
Size: 24" x 48"
Title: Broken Symbol
Size: 20" diameter
Size: 16" diameter
Title: Jagged Rocks
Medium: Acrylics & modelling paste
Size: 30" x 30"
Title: My Picture Album of Turkey / Year: 1976
Greetings from the beautiful Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada!
I have always been fascinated with colours.
I believe colours have a voice of their own and are not constrained by their general meaning. They are vibrant in all their shades, and they combine with each other even though they may be opposites in the scheme of things. They inspire us to use them to express our feelings and thoughts.
I was encouraged by my art teacher to pursue my love of painting at the young age of eight. She said I painted from my heart.
I sometimes have an image in my head that I set out to express on a canvas. This image might be affected by the news, by the weather, by nature or by my dreams.
Other times I look at the different sizes of canvas in my studio and one size will call upon me. Then I look at the variety of paints and one colour will say “pick me”. I start off and as I paint, the image on the canvas evolves into something of its own, daring me to pursue it.
I was always an abstract painter, trying to express what I see through my imagination. You will not find me painting still life or portraits. I do not use my artwork to make a statement. I wait for the viewer to determine what the painting means to them.
Over the years I push my creativity to the boundaries. I have become more abstract, challenging the chemical mixtures and textures of paints in all its varieties. As a result, now I find myself creating fantastical worlds, mystical landscapes and yes, even dragons.
I think and work a little differently. In other words, painting for me is an adventure into the unknown and I am always in search for the elusive.