about my work
For sometime now, I have been exploring the fragile world of non-human primates and our relationship to them. I continue to explore themes concerning habitat loss, species survival and population growth, all very difficult subjects to address. I have had the great fortune of knowing many primates on an individual basis, having spent over twenty years working with them in a zoo setting. A number of these individuals are represented in my work.
More recently, I have taken a sidestep to respond to the situation on our border with a series focusing on 'children in the shadows'.
As a full time painter and sculptor, I work with a host of materials. Painting primarily in oils and acrylic, and using clay for my sculptures. I lean heavily on my own photo collection, making composites and using my imagination in creating my work.
I am driven by my life long passion for wildlife. Personal connections and observations with a diverse array of animals over the years provide a rich, ongoing source of inspiration for me. I draw strongly upon my past experiences working with wildlife and my trips abroad to deepen my knowledge of my subjects and their environments including India, Kenya, Tanzania, Costa Rica and Thailand.
By donating a portion of each sale to conservation and by raising awareness of wildlife issues, my aim is to contribute to their ongoing need for support and protection.