Born Lancaster England 1961 immigrated to Canada 1974.“I consider myself to be an emblematic painter using symbols and icons to create a visual language. Many of the figures and images I use throughout my work are displaced, fringe or outsider characters. I choose these characters in part to my early childhood growing up in a class-based society as well as my status as an immigrant. When you are an immigrant you are left with a sense of loss for the culture you left behind and detachment with your adopted culture. I believe this sense of being displaced contributes to my way of working as an artist and plays a large role in how I create my imagery…as well I find that by using icons/symbols throughout my work they lend themselves to being open for interpretation and alternatively more inclusive for the viewer.”
BFA Fine Art/Painting from University Of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.