Artist's Statement

My statement about the work - art is rewarding to make and to look at. It is something you cannot see in the natural world. Art must be made. Some sculpture, painting, or architecture can seem to become part of the natural world, but that conclusion would be wrong. There has always been a human hand and mind in a work's creation and existence. The visual arts are really no different from literature, while the performing arts attempt to erase any superficial difference between them. All art finds or defines truth in the natural world. The more closely I recognize the truth in a work, the more beautiful the work becomes and the more loving is my regard for the work. So art is truth, beauty and love. It is nothing to be ashamed of.

Drawing in the Bramante Cloister, Roma


And on it goes - here's my youngest granddaughter at the Art Gallery of Ontario