I am interested in themes of transformation, transmutation, and evolution. These processes occur both within us and without us, both on a physical level and on a psychological level. I find the languages of mysticism and alchemy useful to express these themes of constant change; at the same time, molecular biology, DNA and astronomy are constant sources of inspiration.
Much of my artistic schooling has been in traditional technique, but I am interested in applying those techniques to create something personal. It is the mood of the artwork which interests me above all else, and different techniques can contribute to that as much as the theme.
I have lived in many countries in the world and find many different aesthetics appealing, and travel a constant source of new ideas. With a background in painting and paper restoration, I have worked with everything from extremely delicate and detailed Japanese wall paper paintings to powerfully rough modernist paintings. I find myself moving between different genres and techniques. The process of making artwork is the process of discovering oneself.