THE STORY

As long as I can remember, I’ve had a romance with imagery. For the past 30 years as a film and television maker I told stories with moving images. But, starting in about 2015, I felt a need to tell stories using static ones, so I began to explore the process of illustration—I was immediately hooked. I was pleased to find a healthy way to manage and transform my overly anxious thoughts.

For me, the process behind image creation turns down the worry and helps maintain a mental middle ground between the rational and irrational, a place where I work to position myself as I manage my anxiety. The long periods of concentration help me redirect my thinking to a place of calm. 

Presently, my illustrations are solely black and white. You will not see any colour in the work on this web page. I’ve come to see these tonal extremes to represent the outer limits of the mental health spectrum. White symbolizing optimal health; black representing the darker corners of mental illness.

However, though not visually apparent in the work, you might find some grey tones in the ideas that are portrayed. Meaning that some of the illustrations contain nuance and the ideas behind the images are not as black and white as the ink they are made of.

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THE STORY

As long as I can remember, I’ve had a romance with imagery. For the past 30 years as a film and television maker I told stories with moving images. But, starting in about 2015, I felt a need to tell stories using static ones, so I began to explore the process of illustration—I was immediately hooked. I was pleased to find a healthy way to manage and transform my overly anxious thoughts.

For me, the process behind image creation turns down the worry and helps maintain a mental middle ground between the rational and irrational, a place where I work to position myself as I manage my anxiety. The long periods of concentration help me redirect my thinking to a place of calm. 

Presently, my illustrations are solely black and white. You will not see any colour in the work on this web page. I’ve come to see these tonal extremes to represent the outer limits of the mental health spectrum. White symbolizing optimal health; black representing the darker corners of mental illness.

However, though not visually apparent in the work, you might find some grey tones in the ideas that are portrayed. Meaning that some of the illustrations contain nuance and the ideas behind the images are not as black and white as the ink they are made of.

THE STORY

As long as I can remember, I’ve had a romance with imagery. For the past 30 years as a film and television maker I told stories with moving images. But, starting in about 2015, I felt a need to tell stories using static ones, so I began to explore the process of illustration—I was immediately hooked. 

I was pleased to find a healthy way to manage and transform my overly anxious thoughts. The long periods of concentration helped me redirect my thinking which produced a feeling of calm. 

For me, the process behind image creation helps me maintain a mental middle ground between the rational and irrational, a place where I work to position myself as I manage the anxiety.

Presently, my illustrations are solely black and white. You will not see any colour in the work on this web page. I’ve come to see these tonal extremes to represent the outer limits of the mental health spectrum. White symbolizing optimal health; black representing the darker corners of mental illness.

However, though not visually apparent in the work, you might find some grey tones in the ideas that are portrayed. Meaning that some of the illustrations contain nuance, the ideas behind the images are not as black and white as the ink they are made of.