On a recent trip to the Broughton Archipelago, a friend asked if I had my sketchbook with me. “Not this time,” I replied. The palette of dazzling sea, grand cedars and disappearing guillemots was enough. I was the blank canvas for the experience of One Tree Island, Mamalilaculla and Blackfish Sound.
Back in town, I came in from the garden later that week, rejuvenated by scents of oxygen-breathing greens blasts of sunshine. The link between experience and art struck me. As I was pulling Cotinus twigs from my braid and scrubbing my fingernails, I was thinking that these moments in the garden or in the back alley, on the water or in the rainforest are the essence of any art form that evokes a response.
My west coast experiences are at the heart of every piece I paint. With senses wide open to floods of images, sensations and transformations, I take what moves me and then, with acrylic paint on canvas, share it with you.
Welcome to my updated website. I hope you like the new look, and enjoy the latest boat and sail pieces. If you have feedback or inquiries, do contact me. I’d be glad to hear from you.