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Latest Update: December 18, 2022.

 

WELCOME

Whenever I finish a new painting or something newsworthy occurs, I'll update this page.   

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WHAT'S HAPPENING 

Winter is here - and things are heating up in the studio! 

 

- Update on work in progress - "#1, Downtown Series, Going To Work, District 1881"acrylic on canvas, 30" x 48"

Still have a ways to go on this one, but it's getting closer to completion. Concentrating on the buildings and figures and leaving the sky, sidewalk, and street for last. Trying to capture a moment at the end of a rainy fall day, where the sky has suddenly opened, flooding warm light into the scene, with the sidewalk and street still wet and reflecting the buildings, trees, and sky.

This piece has definitely been a challenge. As mentioned previously, painting the human made environment is a bit of a departure for me as I take my inspiration from the natural world. That's why I chose this composition, as it has trees that figure prominently. I like the nature/urban juxtaposition.

While working on this piece I've been thinking about a lot of things, among them - art, music, culture, community - things that inform and enrich our lives in so many ways. The painting depicts that quiet time at the end of a 9-5 workday when most of the businesses have closed and the creative class comes alive to entertain those coming out for food and drinks and good times with friends & family. The figure in the foreground is a working musician, heading to a local establishment with a guitar to perform for patrons. To me the painting is ripe with anticipation of good times - music, laughter, love, conversation, connection - community.

 

 

- Other work in progress - #40 in the Sunnyside Series. This series has been a 14 year journey of giving voice to the shoreline of my home waters of Cultus lake, in all it's amazing light and shadow. When painting #1 in 2009, I never imagined painting #40 in 2022. I often wonder now - which one will be the last?

 

Work in progress, #40, Sunnyside Series, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 72".  This is the second largest painting in the series, after #31.

 

 

 

- Other painting finished a while back:

 #39 in the Sunnyside Series. This one is unlike any other in the series. 

 

"Still Learning" An exercise in actualization.

 

"The Call, #3, Deleted Scenes From An Unmade Movie" series, acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30".

   

 

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* Check out the news page to read about my studio being open for visits.

 

 

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- To see photos from my solo show "Love This Land"

   held at the O'Connor Gallery in Chilliwack, BC, August 24 - Oct 2, 2020,  

                              #artinapandemic              

             

 

- Released 4 new print editions a while back.

 

                          

                   "#36, Sunnyside Series" (2018) Previously unreleased

 

    ...and three water images:

 

                               

                            "Home Waters"   (2020)

                       

 

                               

                  "Far Shore, Lindeman Lake"  (2007)

 

 

                         

                         "Chipmunk Creek"  (2006)

 

Check out the Print Page to see available sizes and prices

 

- Added a first to my website a while back

- a page for a photo series titled "On Ice." 

                        

                            click on image to view

 

A new page for video was added a while back. Click here to see the first video. 

It's exciting to combine my painting, music, and video interests!

 

 

* Sunnyside Series  * Limited Edition Canvas Prints *

  Check out the "Print Page" for available sizes and prices 

           

 

 

See the Gallery of Available Paintings to find out which paintings are still available for purchase. There are newer pieces as well as ones from years past.

The paintings shown here also appear in other galleries on this website according to their respective years and series.

                 

 

For those who are interested in reading about some of the thoughts and experiences that have informed my creative life - check out my Studio Blog (now suspended.)

These 35 entries were written between Feb. and Oct. 2011. They have been arranged in chronological order - oldest to newest.

 

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy.

 

   

 

  Working on "Fire and Ice, Black Tusk".                                                               In the studio.