My life has been full of so many wonderful experiences – and my art reflects that diversity in so many ways. My daily walks through the beautiful countryside in the Ottawa Valley, experiencing the changing seasons, extreme as they are, here and in Quebec and southern Ontario, every day is a new opportunity for creative inspiration.
Often starting with photos that I use as a basis for visual reference, I sketch up visual interpretations that appeal to me on a visceral level. I basically disregard most of the extraneous details in my approach, and try to concentrate on the “big picture”, with the things that matter most to me.
The movement of paint, the layering of colours, relationship of positive and negative spaces – the transition of my thoughts into my brand of reality is a process that I treasure. Every painting is a reflection of that magnificent journey.