artist statement

I am a storyteller and my stories are told through visual images. My

paintings are stories of people, relationships, animals, myths, dreams, islands and indigenous cultures which are painted in the folk art tradition - from the heart. My ideas are triggered by nature, inanimate objects, different cultures and all forms of media.

I have always painted with a whimsical animated view. I love animation and cartoons. When I first saw the work of folk artists, I instantly connected with the spirit of their art. Like my own work, It is honest, unrestricted and comes from the heart. Most of my work make people smile and humor definitely has a place in the art world.

Other paintings are meant to teach or give pause to reflect on our status as human beings and how we relate to others - man as well as nature.

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