I have spent my life living near water and it shows in my paintings. My experiences diving, snorkeling and paddling in various oceans are my inspiration. Although primarily self-taught, I supplemented independent study with courses at the Vancouver Island School of Art, the University of Victoria and Camosun College.
Water is formless; my paintings are not. I structure my paintings using the Golden Ratio to establish focal points, diagonals for energy and horizontals for calm. I also keep in mind that the eye will look from left to right. The structure gives me the freedom to play with paint intuitively and creatively. By situating my viewer near water or underwater, I hope to evoke a primal response and lead the viewer into a dreamy world where blue can be a warm colour. I am using art to share my feelings and fascination with that world.