Artist's Back to Basics

Green Turtle on Ribbon Reef

My approach to artworks is primarily influenced by both the subject matter and the medium I am using. Nothing can be truer than the saying ‘out of sight, out of mind’ when it is applied to our marine environment. While we are drawn to its shores and frolic in its waves, mostly we only see the sky reflected on its surface and close our eyes tight when we go under. This blindnesshelp others to open their eyes and look beneath the waves … and then maybe to think more about what we put in our marine environment; what we take from it and what we do for it.

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