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Artist's statement

My arts practice falls into four categories:

  • Drawing and painting from life/nature in various media.

  • Digital abstract and figurative work created on tablet/ PC.

  • Photography, typically taken on my smartphone.

  • Combinations of all/some of the above, eg video and digital collage.​

My work is autobiographical to the extent that it reflects, in some way, how I feel about life, in all its variability. Art is a great way to tell stories that cannot adequately be expressed in words.

My inspirations include the environment, other artists, and my imagination. I take strength from drawing what I see. Whether manufactured or natural, I try to capture the vitality and connectedness of all things.

My artistic self-view aligns with David Hockney’s: My role as an artist is to overcome the emptiness of despair, my own and other people’s. It is about my need to communicate my way of seeing, and being in, the world.

I write about art, disability, and disability arts here.