I am blessed to live the life of a painter.
My work is not at all difficult to understand. It is merely an ongoing exploration of that which I find beautiful, from the everyday to the extraordinary.
What really drives me to the easel is my love of rendering light. Backlight, cast shadows, bounced light - all of it is quite mesmerizing to me. I enjoy the other elements present in the visual field, those of color and design etc., but the light hooks me every time.
In addition to doing my larger studio paintings, I very much enjoy painting on site, and have been privileged to do a fair amount of traveling and painting in the last number of years. I also enjoy doing small studies of the still life and the model in my studio during our long Canadian winters.
To balance the solitude of my life as a painter, I find a great deal of fulfillment paying forward the skills my mentors have passed on to me to my students. What a joy. I have gotten to meet some really amazing folks through the years.
Thanks for visiting my site - if you have any questions or comments for me, please feel free to drop me a line. I would love to hear from you.