I have always been drawn to nature and the multitude of vibrant colors and textures that infuse our world. Lord Byron once said that “Passion is the element in which we live,” and literally growing up in a Japanese Botanical Garden had a profound influence on my passion for art and how I experience the world. Life, death, and tapping into all the senses were an integral part of this childhood playground.
Now that I live in a more urban setting and have traveled to some of the world's great cities, I seek to bring these emotions and experiences to others through my work. To capture the "best cosmopolitan in Stockholm," or the desert sands and sensual bellydance from the Middle East, or the gentle pulsing of a jellyfish—and share that experience with others.
My approach to creation—be it painting, photography, or sculpture—is to transport myself to an emotion or place, and to use color, texture, and movement to then capture that essence. I love the feel of the paint in my hands and the more intimate connection this brings than a brush. I treasure the fragrances and elements and sounds around me when photographing urban and natural settings. I cherish the excitement and challenge in bringing these adventures to life.
For more than 20 years I have been working in this style, which I call “Sensualism,” where both the creation and the viewing of the art is a multi-sensory experience. I hope that a bit of that comes through when viewing my pieces and thank you for your interest in my work.