"I am a Visionary artist with a Surrealist cast. I call myself Visionary because my paintings evolve from visions of a central structure such as an architectural, biological, or purely geometric shape. Pictorial elements are adapted from icons, hieroglyphics, and other images in Aztec, Mayan, and Egyptian art. I am interested in ancient architecture, textile, painting, and sculpture. For my flowers and trees, I borrow heavily from Celtic, French, and English medieval manuscripts.
I feel my art is imbued with Surrealism because I am channeling my unconscious life. I seem to be work out some life issue pictorially. I rarely am able to catch my dreams, but you might say they are like waking dreams.
Currently, I am working in watercolor and acrylic on paper, canvas, or wood.
My usual M.O. for painting is to make a wash of two or three colors, let that dry, and superimpose an ink drawing which I will then illuminate with color. However, often, especially when working on wood, I work directly on the surface without the ink drawing."