My artwork is inspired by Celtic culture, art, history and tradition. The Celts were known to be deeply spiritual people which resonates with my art practice. I find the act of creation to be a spiritual experience and a communion with forces beyond myself. The small amount of information we have about the Celts and their beliefs is intriguing to me. It seems their practices were intended to bridge communication with the "otherworld" by using a combination of divination and creativity.
Though we know little about their behavior, my art works are an attempt to appropriate their methods for the sake of creating beautiful, natural images. I'm intrigued by the results from these investigations. The compositions seem to grow out of the natural world. The forms take shape on their own to become all sorts of animals and natural landscape features. I find it rewarding that the end result shares the "DNA" of Celtic art works from so long ago - the paintings look Celtic. The line work and colors I've discovered are like jewels wrapped in the fantastic, swirling aesthetic of traditional Celtic art.