Midway through my life I have had the unexpected pleasure of renewing my acquaintance with the world of art. It has been a delight to rediscover both painting and printmaking. My work evolves from an academic background in the biological sciences combined with a fondness and fascination for the natural world. A perpetual student, I enjoy exploring new directions while building on a foundation of classical artistic fundamentals. I find that I continue to be intrigued by the interplay between the elements of shape, space, line and value. I do not attempt to imitate or improve upon what nature offers but instead seek to capture a quality or gesture suggested by an observation or experience. Increasingly I find myself pulled toward trying to express more abstract aspects in my work. The artistic journey is rarely dull and, in art as in life, one is never quite sure what might be coming next.