"My influences, first and foremost are everything I see, feel and remember.
I believe in painting from your inner source, or your imagination. I am increasingly drawn to sculpture and painting that appeals to the child in each of us.
I am not afraid of nostalgia or sentiment.
My art making is centred around equanimity, change, assurance, timelessness, and mystery. The single figure is the anchor, the multiple layers of paint application a symbolic reflection of our times. Those layers become my way into a conversation that is felt, rather than explained.
My work deals with my past, my memories and how they relate. The role of 'memory' is crucial. Our memories help us to make sense of what has gone in the past, and the past is the cornerstone of what gives us our sense of being who we are today. Memory, however, can be very selective and easily influenced.
I call on the viewer to relate his own experiences and memories to my paintings.”