I have tended to pay special attention to nature subjects where the sunlight has made extreme contrasts. I will usually use a burnt sienna for the under painting and make the first layer of colour in acrylic to quickly fill in the lights and darks. Then I use a water soluable oil for the final layer. There is colour in every shade of gray. Attention to the brushstroke comes from my love affair with artists such as the Tom Thompson, Emily Carr, Vincent VanGogh and Paul Gauguin.

 

CV

 

  • Graduated with distinction from UVIC 1982, earning a BFA,majoring in painting and drawing
  • Won photo contest 2002 and seminar to Brooks Institute of photography in Santa Barbara
  • Showed and sold paintings in Sooke Fine Art Show 2002 and 2004
  • Showed and sold paintings in Sidney Fine Art Show 03, 04, 06, 07& 08
  • Qualicum Sunday Painters show 2003 and Parksville Fine arts show 2003 and 2004
  • Xchanges Gallery May Day Art Show 2004 - this painting was featured in the Monday Magazine, Apr 29/04
  • Won 1st place for colour in the Monday Magazine Photo Contest 2004 and a Prism award in 2007
  • Participated in the 1st , 4th & 5th West Shore Studio Tour 04, 07 and 2008
  • One of the artists chosen to document the Tall Ship Festival in Victoria June 2005 and showed in the Art ofSail at the Maritime Museum from Nov 05 to Mar 06 and was reviewed by Robert Amos in Nov 24/05 TC
  • Showed at the CACGV Look show Feb 2006 to 2009
  • Showed at the WSAC Highlands Festival June 2006
  • Earth Day show H&C April 07, Solo Aug 07 + Sept 08
  • WSAC Spring for the Arts Dinner and Dance Art Show Olympic View Golf Course April 07
  • CanIron art show at Luxton Fair Grounds June 07
  • Roaming Gallery Member since Oct 07
  • Coast Collective Associate member since Nov 08. My studio is located on the ground floor of Pendray House

I am an artist, photographer and believer in Christ, and though it is a broken world we live in, I try to reveal the beauty and wonder of God's creation through my paintings. Let's love and live with the intent to be who we were created to be. I thank God for all He has blessed me and my family with.

 

I like to photograph lots of images with a painting in mind. Some images are best left as photos but it is the others I search for, the ones that will make a painting. I may use several photos and alter them as the creative process progresses and then the painting becomes a painting, apart from the photos.

There is colour in every shade of gray. Attention to the brushstroke comes from my love affair with artists such as the Group of Seven, Emily Carr, Vincent VanGogh and Paul Gauguin.

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