My work has always been informed by my consciousness of
being in the world. The world that I am in has a
relationship to situations and activities that can be shared
by everyone. My work exhibits all the hallmarks of an inquisitive
and critical mind...mine.
This painterly critical pose results in a wide panorama of
personal and social ironies. A woman walking alone may
be all one sees, but the background shows a quite different story;
and my work in the dimensional figurative scheme has taken a
few different scales. I work from large canvases to matchbook
size miniatures and smaller.
The content of my work has been informed by years of travelling
across Canada and the United States, and most recently,
outside North America. I do tend to see human relationships as
situations that require a second guess. That artistic vision is
the basis for many series of paintings.
I work in series a lot, and that is because I tend to think in terms of
story and narrative images. Sometimes a series is like a storyboard
for a film. It situates the viewers mind in such a way that the construction
of a story just seems very real - like, hey! this happened to me!
So there is a strong empathy between the subject of my paintings
and the response from the viewer.
Most of my subject matter is informed by life experiences. I painted,
probably all my life and have painted hundreds of works. I paint
because I wish to give an expression to the many experiences that
have formed the person that I am growing up and living in Ontario
and being a student of the world around me.