“When painting, I work like an archeologist – excavating, scratching, uncovering, restoring. Forms and figuration appear and disappear as layers reveal and transform the hidden light.
My love of Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting blossomed when living in Rome and I was privileged to be surrounded by these revolutionary works. Their influence aligned with the way my paintings evolve. The oil and wood panels offer continual inspiration as they did for those artists in the 15th Century. Printmaking and drawing through oil-transfer, collaged materials, old photos, bits of discarded works on paper and rubbings materialize and are hidden and waiting to be discovered.
Wherever I am, my acute visual sensibility is ready to absorb the current image; the color of a bird, the decay in ancient architecture, the subtlety of a shadow. I am grateful that my work as an artist heals me in rough times and is always therapeutic, offering continual inspiration and challenges.”