I have a foot ﬁrmly planted in both the ﬁne craft and art worlds. Much of my work grows out of my early experiences of growing up on a farm in rural Ontario. As a painter, my subject matter is superficially mundane, often exploring the landscapes around my home.
I continue to return to certain places (houses, barns, ﬁelds) for inspiration. I have, perhaps, many paintings of the same place in different lights, seasons and conﬁgurations. They are places with which I have developed a particular intimacy through passing them time after time, and noting their slight and remarkable variations.
As a glassblower and sculptor I incorporate the wild imaginings of fairy tales and children's stories. By creating mythologies out of my own experiences, familiar ﬁgures stand beside exotic ones and there is a collapsing of the sublime and the mundane.