SCA, OSA, SFCA
My interest is the landscape, emphasizing the energy of the space as a whole. I paint it as I feel it – not as a physical likeness, but as an entire presence, involving the space of emotion, spirituality, temperature, and the senses.
I find I am inspired by the friction and play of textures where surface planes meet. The tangled undergrowth competing for light and space. A play of forces, where colour and temperature meld or clash for dominance - a battle of the elements, Earth, Sky, Water, and all they encompass. I believe an Artist interprets best what they know intimately…what surrounds them personally and they touch daily… what influences on a deep emotional level either conscious or unconscious. For me this is the untouched Ontario landscape… tangled, unfettered, and unfinished…a work in progress, constantly growing and striving towards light, strength, and freedom from constraint.
Using traditional oils, I work quickly and vigorously, laying in several layers of transparent colour and value using large dynamic brushstrokes combined with splatter and drip , these layers are each reworked with opaque brushwork and calligraphy as I attempt to portray what first excited me about the subject, the flash causing the rush of Adrenalin and the urge to ‘get it down’ before the feeling dissipates.I prefer to work in large format where I can apply movement and gesture to express the intense vitality and power I experience in the landscape.
I want the viewer to experience the moment as if they are standing there with me.
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