I’ve always been interested in natural forms. I started out as a still life painter – rocks, bones, potted plants. Landscape seemed a natural next step for me. It offers an almost limitless variety in its light, atmosphere, textures and shapes, whether looking closely at a single tree or at a vista that stretches for miles. Within every landscape is a multitude of landscapes. This can make things difficult. The choices that need to be made can be overwhelming. How do you deal with such complexity and create its equivalent in paint?
Finding the right focus, understanding what I want to convey about a subject, and discovering what’s essential to do that, is a challenge I happily embrace.
I am a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, have exhibited in many solo and group shows, and worked in the film and television industry as a digital matte painter.