My experience in art has expanded over many decades including years in art classes, and instructions also received on trips to Canada's West Coast, the United States, and also in Seoul, Korea. World travels to many places and its art galleries allowed me to learn about a variety of ideas and methods and so my own designs, while always originals, have often been inspired by memories from those trips.
At times I frequently like to use raw organic substances that I have obtained or gathered in my compositions, whether it is sand from the Sahara or India's deserts, plant materials such as lichen and bark, or grinding original antique brick from some of the century buildings I have painted, working this actual brick into it to be preserved in the art.
Items such as cloth, metal, volcanic rock and polished stone, glass and petrified wood
have also been included in my work, and I prefer to add some of these objects at times in subtle ways so they can become part of the art, blending in and not very obvious yet they become an important inclusion and pleasant surprise when the viewer realizes they are there.
Drawn to interpretive creative designs, a variety of styles are often seen in my work, influenced by my ideas and interests when I pick up a brush and I have been pleased to share a lot of these impressions with others at various times. During the past three years I taught many different art methods as Facilitator of the Artful Minds program at the Alzheimer Society for London and Middlesex, teaching styles of art at weekly classes to groups of clients in the early to middle stages of their illness. These classes were an inspiring and fulfilling activity for everyone, especially this instructor.
Art will always be an important part of my life.