“As an artist I attempt to imbue my work with a meaning and depth that transcends the subjects, objects or colors that inhabit the canvas. I have always been intrigued by the skillful use of simile and metaphor in writing and my paintings are often an attempt to capture its use in a visual format. For me art is the act of myth making, storytelling, meditation and sometimes even prayer.
“The ultimate aim for me as an artist is to communicate with viewers. Having other people find personal meaning in my work is a great and humbling compliment and I tend to feel slightly awestruck by the intimacy of the exchange. Creating art is at once a demonstrative and private act, and when another human being can take away something significant from my personal expression it means that I and this individual have had a private dialogue. This language spoken in pigments and brushstrokes is a conversation of which I will never tire.”