Why am I an artist? Sounds like a simple question to answer. Most people would say that they have always wanted to be an artist. From the time they were children they have loved to draw and paint. I guess I can say that too. My style is illustrative. I enjoy working with bright vivid colours. Words and phrases that capture my attention are the creative inspiration for my images. One of my favorite things to paint are old cars, particularly from the 1950's, but I add them to my paintings in a surreal way.
On further examination of my work, deeper thoughts are revealed. My playful, whimsical images make allegorical statements about real life. Surreal scenes depicting animals in cars, undulating buildings, and unearthly skies, explore the human condition in a humorous way. All sides of life are examined; happiness, frustration, material consumption and excessive urban development. I am not offering solutions to problems, but instead trying to bring to the surface issues that concern me. By doing it in a lighthearted way, I hope that people will remember the images when they come across these situations in real life.
So I guess that I'm an artist because it's not just what I love to do, but it's how I can express my concerns about a variety of topics in a way that reflects my personality. I love my life as an artist. It is always changing and evolving to reveal something other than what people expect to see.