Artist Statement

Throughout my journey as an artist, I have discovered great thematic support in the "Humanitites". Inspired by the field, I strive to contribute without reservation to the global arts community, immaterial of political, racial, religious, or gender considerations by respecting and regarding the human spirit.

As a youth, I participated in many activities that inroduced me to an appreciation of volunteerism and unconditionally helping others. All the while I continued to cultivate my artistic career and relentlessly pursued painting and drawing thoughout secondary school.

Personal circumstances temporarily limited my pursuit of the fine arts, however due to my determination and desire to create, I achieved post-secondary cuccess, and in 1991, I graduated with honors in Textile Design and Printing. Before and after graduation I explored the theme of "civilization". Influenced by African arts and traditions, I found myself expressing this theme using warm colours (earth tones) to create a symbiotic relationship between movement and stability. Using nature and human interaction as a template, I illustrated my thoughts and feelings through the individual use of oil, acrylic, ink and water colour, and the development of a variety of techniques. The canvas reflected civilization as I witnessed it.

As an artist, I have expanded my creative repertoire to include the use of bright colours t to enhance and communicate the joy and dynamism of the subjects illustrated in my paintings. Through the use of colours, I strive to reflect the beauty and continuity of the human soul. This beauty continues to be utmost importance in this day and age.