My current work consists mainly of mixed media monotype prints that are abstract but often include some aspects of realism such as flowers or landscapes. The first part of the print is created on a metal plate using rollers, brushes and other tools to develop and create patterns of all types. Blank and partially blank areas are left on the plate in order to allow for further development once the print is run. Once the print has been run, then it is worked back into with some type of realistic or semi abstract landscape or floral image. Other patterns and metallic embellishments are added as well. I am particularly fond of gold and silver leaf, so a great number of my paintings and prints incorporate the use of this material. Monotype printmaking involving traditional and innovative techniques provides many opportunities for happy accidents as well as the grace to influence the finished product through the use of line and colour.
My most recent one person show included a large number of brightly coloured abstract acrylic paintings on acrylic panels painted on the reverse side of the panel. The pieces were quite experimental and I would like to develop the concept to a further degree in the future.
Being an Interior Designer, I am interested in the enhancement of interior spaces. My influences are everything I see, feel and experience in the built and natural environment. Many of my art pieces are created to enhance, and beautify, as well as provide a focal point for the interior environment in which they are placed, private or commercial. Explanation is generally not required, as it is my hope to evoke visual pleasure or stimulate a memory allowing the viewer to receive their own message. Throughout history, art as a means of beautification for our living and working environment has been considered a valid reason for the creation of art. My paintings are meant to delight and gratify the people who display them in their home or work surroundings. I would like to think my art is grounded in pleasure and aesthetics.