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Artist’s Statement

I began by painting representational works until gradually the imagery dissolved into more abstract forms.

Seeking inspiration and wider understanding of different civilizations I set out over many decades researching and traveling to numerous ‘sanctuaries’ throughout the world. Painting in and around these sacred sites referencing disparate religions and cultures I found common ground and a sense of peace.

While immersed in forests and oceans, I connected with nature and observed how the universe creates order out of chaos. My paintings often reflect a similar methodology as I change and paint over works, often ending with something completely foreign to my initial intention.

As with life, art is a journey. If we remain open, we often arrive at different, yet deeply fulfilling, destinations. My art attempts to convey the essence of this search as well as the power and importance of perseverance and optimism.

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