ARTIST STATEMENT

“When the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Painting is a means by which I enter into a deeper relationship with God, which nourishes as well as reveals a source of creative expression within. Movement, light and colour reveal my passion for sharing the profound beauty and sacredness of life, with its complexity, mystery and hidden truths. The addition of people into my images encourages a sense of pilgrimage: the human journey of seeking, searching and hungering for deeper relationships with creation, creator and each other.

Layer upon layer my paintings emerge. Often my images will become quite dark, upon which I then wash sections of paint away in order to reveal portions of light within the initial layers. As Leonard Cohen said “There is a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in”.

My desire for my art is that it may represent light entering creation, that luminosity within creation be seen with new eyes, and to reveal the holy spirit fully within and throughout all of existence.