“I have lived seven decades without war, violence, or fear haunting my personal doorstep. I am disheartened by the vast numbers of earth’s people who do not have this kind of freedom, where one can take time to view the world as a complex, mysterious, and stunningly beautiful place. I am really happy to have my link on this planet’s fragile chain of life – in the place and time I live. I treasure life’s colors, shapes and textures and from the exalted to the mundane, I want to pin it down in my work, share it and hold on to the joy this brings.
For me, painting is a prayer and a thank-you note rolled into one.”