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Inspiration

What gets me fired up about painting? Rather than write about it, I decided to use my paintings and photographs as inspiration, collaging together all the elements of art and life that resonate with me, all the things that inspire … Read More

Journey Of A Painting

I’m often asked if I know what I’m going to paint before I begin. The simple answer is…never! I really mean it when I say that every painting begins with play and experimentation. The one firm choice that I do … Read More

Finishing Touches

Finishing a painting is as important as starting one. As the artist, you forge a deep relationship with this wonderful new thing that you’ve created, watching it evolve from a blank canvas into a fully formed entity. Some paintings take … Read More

Blue, Glorious Blue

I’m all about the colour blue these days, as the temperatures start their rapid descent into the single digits of a typical Southern Ontario November, with the late afternoons looking more like evening. Blue, in all its fabulously upbeat permutations, … Read More