Words are vital to her process and integral to her product, but they are not her starting point. Like her characters and shapes, like the haunting figures and the luxurious hues, like the intimate spaces and the vast depths, that render her work three-dimensional, the words float towards the surface of the canvas from a place very deep within it, and then glide, dreamlike, away. But although the canvas is full of words, they don’t jostle each other, anxious to be heard, rather, they become the ambient poetry of her art, and like poetry, they are melodic and quiet and full of meaning.Although steeped in a misty current and flow,

Ursula’s work is clear. It is rich and textured and it glows. It just glows. There is distance and endless space. The places she creates are humane and inhabited. People in various stages of emerging, move forward, towards the front of the canvas and then recede, ceding their place to those who follow.It is Ursula’s style not to use the artistic conventions, but rather to embody them. There is no deliberate use of perspective, but perspective is there anyway – deep and endless.

During her process of working and reworking the canvas, feeling and allusion grow and transform, allowing her work to evolve.Ursula’s words are the most intriguing elements of her work. They are ambiguous. Acting as both palisade and portal, they are delicate, lyrical, but above all they are meaningful. There is no room for random lettering in Ursula’s work; her words require you to pay attention. To extract your own meaning – to make of her work what you will.At the heart of Ursula’s art is the desire to connect with the artist, the subject and the viewer. It is strange and subtly unworldly, yet deeply familiar. One connects with what one recognizes, then reaches forward, towards that which one does not yet know.
Kiriaki Orfanos, Writer, 2012