Dustan's artistic sensibility is strongly influenced by her post graduate years in New York City. She was involved in the Expressionist movement of new artists in the eighties. Like them she believes that art should be a passionate statement from the artist's innermost self. Her subsequent study in Art History establishes a framework of artistic ideas and ideals giving her work depth and context within the historic dialogue of art and culture. She feels comfortable using various mediums. Materials and technique are simply vocabulary to express whatever she feels is important to communicate.