I have worked in Art Education for many years until leaving due to ill health. This provided an opportunity to pursue my own work which I had always wanted to do. Since then I have worked from home.
My main theme is that of a spiritual/philosophical nature, having evolved from a love of Indian miniatures and the abstract meditative art of Tibet. The latter uses the format of the Mandala (and many other complex geometric shapes) which has now become the basis of my own work. These forms are found in many cultures and I find it fascinating that so many symbols are universal, in all religions and all philosophies – also in nature itself.
For me this work is a form of therapy and meditation – I have to do it. It has to ‘mean’ something, and the finer the detail the more I can get lost in the work. Ultimately there is obviously a supreme satisfaction in creating something beautiful as well as meaningful – I hope this is transferred to the viewer and that the work can be used and appreciated on a deeper level as the execution of it has been for me.