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My work begins on location in one of the many inspiring parks we have here in Ontario. In the studio, the scenes are interpreted and developed to a final completed painting.
I usually, but not always, begin with a scale drawing of the piece. On paper I can work through the fluid patterns throughout the scene, creating a final choreography that's ready for canvas.
An initial layer lays down the conceptual lines and shadow values, using an umber or earthy red. Then I can begin the layers of colour, continually adjusting the form where needed to complete the final piece.
These paintings take weeks and more to complete. Each one describes a completely different location and story all of which have been part of a backcountry trip we've enjoyed.
Algonquin Art Centre
Old Woman's Bay
Spirit of the Group of Seven Exhibition
The Algonquin Art Centre is exhibiting "Spirit of the Group of Seven" which includes actual Group of Seven original artworks along with work from artists that pay tribute to these iconic Canadian artists.
My own work "Old Woman's Bay" is a tribute piece to Lawren Harris. Lake Superior, Algoma was at the heart of many of his stunning abstract landscapes. I've taken one of my favourite Lake Superior locations, Old Woman's Bay, and worked with it to create a tribute piece to Harris.
Arta Gallery, Distillery District
SOLD! Paddling Pickerel River
SOLD! Resolute Witness
SOLD! Paddling Philip Edward Island
Storm Passing French River
SOLD! Passing Rains, Hincks Island
Paula White Diamond Gallery
Boat Channel; Georgian Bay
SOLD! Headed for Choppy Water
SOLD! The Bones in the Sky
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