Artist Statement

In my acrylic paintings I explore the powerful imagery of the West Coast and reflect on how these surroundings, in combination with life experiences, shape who I am.  Using vibrant colour and simplified forms I invent scenes based on the many places I have visited.  These paintings speak about many aspects of life’s journey which for me include: community, comfort and loss, happiness or the tension between human endeavor and the natural environment.   During the process of creating, I often find a story naturally unfolding through my work.

Photos:  Jenn Dykstra of Open Image Photography