My Vision:

I seek to create bold and beautiful art that transforms spaces into places where inspiration and imagination thrive.


When I walk into a room I automatically scan the place for art.  I soak in its colour & composition.  I examine its texture and layers, then imagine how it was created.  I feel how it nudges my thoughts & feelings.  I am very conscious of how I am affected by art in a room.  I think most people experience visual nudges from art, even though they might not be fully conscious of it. 


I particularly love being in places with art that infuse me with wonder, curiosity, or a sense of playfulness.   My art is designed to provide this experience for others.  As an artist, I’m on a mission to transform spaces into places where inspiration & imagination thrive.  Places where people are continually reminded of ideals that sustain them.

I use art as a means of exploring the wonder of new ideas, imagining their curious possibilities.  Like one panning for gold in the streams of consciousness, I play with the colours, shapes, and lines to discover powerful combinations that become a nugget of art. These valuable nuggets become the currency of transformation.

I am eager to embrace life as wholly as possible.  I know there is still much to explore and discover.  I feel a compulsion to develop complementary aspects of my artistic interests. I bring my lifetime of science teaching and self-study of art to combine the logical with the emotional, the bold with the beautiful, and the tangible with the spiritual.  I love painting non-representational abstract, and representational impressionistic work, as I see them as two sides of the same beautiful coin.

Whether it is representational or non-representational, I paint to create bold and beautiful art that works to inspire & ignite the imagination. 


A bit on my artistic influences:

I’ve always had a passion for fine artwork.  My artistic passion began as a child in the playful world of cartoons, especially Bill Watterson’s “Calvin & Hobbes”, where I was fascinated by how so few lines could communicate so much.  While tree planting in northern Ontario I discovered Canada’s own “Group of 7”.  I have been particularly inspired by Lawren Harris, Franklin Carmichael, and Tom Thomson.  Their ability to distill a composition to its emotional and spiritual essence amazes me.  As an adult, I became enamoured with the wonder of abstract art.  The work of Keith Wood, Barnet Newman, Mark Rothko, & Franz Kline has been particularly instructive to my work.  Abstract art is able to convey much by saying nothing in particular.  I see it as visual poetry.  It is able to share the essence of an idea on a visceral level while being generous and hospitable to various interpretations.

I am an active member of both the Manitoba Society of Artists and the Federation of Canadian Artists.


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