When I draw I am listening. As I create I am sorting through noise. Art is life, memories of the past and being in the moment, action and reaction where the past and present meet and are processed.
My job as an artist is to point the way, to tell you where to look, sometimes as a page turner, sometimes a visual signaler like an aircraft marshaller.
I use drawing (scribbly, sketches), paint, materials I find immediately around me, torn pages from magazines, bibles and medical books to capture memories and tell stories. My photographs are more about studies of light and dark. My work is autobiographical, figurative, but not literal, diverse, introspective, emotive and provocative. I hope my personal stories and memories invite you to remember your own.
I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I dreamed up superheroes in my dad's office that we called the "desk room". I drew the back of elderly ladies pillbox netted hats in church, and doodled in the margins of all of my notes in school as if it was the only way I could listen.
The power of art is unlimited but I am limited. Anytime I am asked about a piece, I describe it according to what is significant to me in the world at that time. The meaning of art changes as needed and thats why art is important to me.