I live by the ocean at the edge of the Pacific Northwest temperate rain forest. I love the beauty of this place in any weather. I spend a lot of time outdoors on the hiking trails of Vancouver’s North Shore and out on the water. My observations of the natural landscape compels me to distill this in my paintings.
For the last four years I have used wax as my medium of choice. There are unique challenges to this medium, which often results in many trials. When one of those trials is successful, it feels wonderful like there is no other way I would rather paint.
I am usually working on a number of panels at one time; small panels to try out an idea or new method, and larger panels where the size gives me the chance to expand on the image. My current work relates to the local landscape.
The climate – seen as fog, cloud and rain – literally hold the colours that I am painting.
The bridge, freighters & seaplanes are my icons.