I create figurative sculpture that celebrates the strength and diversity of the human spirit. My goal is to engage, inspire and provoke viewers with my work.
I am drawn to earthy, tactile textures and symbolic impressions and love to play with exaggerating, simplifying and elongating the human form. Working with clay allows for a direct, spontaneous approach, which enables me to capture the spirit of the figure. While I still plan to work in clay, I enjoy working in a variety of media, including, driftwood, resin, hydra stone, metal, ciment fondu and concrete.
Gardening as well as sculpting is a passion. Recently I have been focusing on ways to incorporate my work into garden settings.
I spent several years living in North Africa. This had a significant impact on my work. The richness and diversity of the ethnic groups, the plethora of Greek and Roman ruins, sculptures and mosaics and the incredible landscapes have provided powerful imagery to draw on.
I have returned to my roots on Vancouver Island after spending over 30 years in Calgary, teaching art, and raising my family. I am enjoying the opportunity to focus on my work as an artist.
My work is in private collections in Western Canada, the US, Europe and North Africa.