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 the 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.