A simple house shape that kept appearing in the artist’s sketch book has been incorporated into a visual vocabulary as a sanctuary. Often as we search for and find places of sanctuary, we end up outside. These paintings speak of those special places. Sanctuary can be any place we find safety, protection, comfort, and peace. Each work is created from mixed media, primarily acrylic, on wood panels. Consistently present are three components: abstract and realistic painting, and a sculptural element: the house shape.
A band across the painting indicates our presence on the pathway of life or journey of the spirit. It is recognition of the common ways in which people travel through their lives. Just as there are geographical pathways maintained by the wear of usage, there are mutual ways of understanding the world. The physical path, represented in the paintings, is a way we can make sense of our spiritual journey. Within the boundaries of the path, unreadable marks hint at an enduring mystery in our lives and our shared mythology.