About The Work
My art comes from what I know: the people I meet, objects I find in nature, my surroundings, my loves, my children, my Catholic faith, growing up on the Puget Sound. Being far out west, I learned art mostly from books and illustrations: Alice in Wonderland, Grimm tales, Greek myths, dreams, devotions, memories, old photographs--and always drawing from the eye. I wrestle with images as I wrestle with the past; with time and matter.
A painting is more than an image. It is an object with both material and spiritual dimensions. It is a physical testimony of thinking and touching, containing within itself an unrepeatable history. Woven together, image and object form a peculiar artifact, a mysterious treasure I could not have discovered by any other means.