My Inspiration is grounded in the spirit of the natural world. My paintings depict the beautiful, ethereal, sacred and eternal as a visual counterpoint to the profane in contemporary culture.
The idealized child is a frequent symbol of this vision. Like a sprite she changes as effortlessly as a chameleon from the reality of the waking world in one moment to floating in a golden space of imagination the next. This is a magic kingdom of dreams and flowers that reflect a time of innocence, creativity and hope. My paintings of women carry that child within.
I use symbols of time passing, walls crumbling and perfectly imperfect gold leaf which tempers even the purity of youth, reminding us that each living moment is a dream of our own making…at once fleeting, yet eternal.
My work is strongly rooted in renaissance religious and iconic art with a use of real gold and silver leaf to embellish Oil and Acrylic paintings of figures.