It Just Sort of Happened
59 cm X 42 cm
Acrylic and collage
I was born in ‘The Prairies’, Saskatchewan, Canada. I went on to study at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, which led to my coming to London/UK on a Student Work Abroad Program. That was many years ago. I've since made the UK my home.
My work often incorporates the photographic image/collage with paint. My intent when I work is to be on ‘auto-pilot’, tapping into my subconscious rather than being too deliberate. Often the result has been simple imagery with dream-like narratives. However as my works evolves the imagery has become more detailed in it's composition. Using more symbolism and allowing the 'dialog' between colour, shapes, and photographic imagery to tell a story, I hope the end result is open to interpretation. Creatively, I'm more attracted to the suggestion of an emotion, story, or idea that a viewer may experience.
I find my newer work has naturally changed as I have. There is a focus on nature; the relationship between it, myself and the rest of humanity. This relationship is complex, beautiful, and tragic.