I paint landscapes - oil on canvas or acrylic on metal, focusing primarily on the shield, Georgian Bay, the parks and cottage areas of Ontario and the valleys and green spaces in Toronto. I am primarily a studio painter as I tend towards larger canvas sizes.
Paintings should be more than just a pretty picture. For my paintings, I draw on my own experiences and adventures and through my paintings, I relive my feelings associated with the scene I am painting. Recreating that scene leads to other memories of that same or similar adventure. Overall a pleasant experience.
I focus on the energy, emotion and dynamics of the scene through texture, shadows and colour. I have transitioned to using my palette knife for the majority of my work taking advantage of impact of texture in my paintings.
Recently I have added aluminum pieces to my work. The reflective properties of the aluminum create an ever changing landscape as the day changes.
Sept 17 -19 I will be at the Shops for the in person show as well. Let me know if you wish to view any online pieces at the show in person and it can be arranged
Porchside viewing of paintings is always available