History (both personal and historic events); Life experiences which have impacted and directed my world view; and Places underscore the imagery I choose to work with. I use a variety of mediums: painting, printmaking, installation and sculpture. I have returned to a handful of subjects again and again throughout my career. I recycle found objects as I recycle subject matters.
“The Whitemud: Uncovering a Landscape” series is about the SW corner of Saskatchewan I have family ties with, and the deep history of the area, both in strata and events, in particular the Canadian Government’s sanction of the killing off of the plains bison to near complete annihilation of the species.
“The Palms” series came about with images I saw of typhoon ravaged areas. This contrasted with those majestic symbols of places representing happiness.
“The Cemetery” series has been with me since living in Russia at 18 where I was struck by the country’s grief in their losses from the second world war. I witnessed this both on the street and in the cemetery. I turned my attentions later in Paris to the Montmartre Cemetery.
“Montreal” series was done over the 4 years living in a studio overlooking the mountain there and the passing seasons.
I teach “Drawing and Seeing” to beginner artists and “Painting Dynamics” to emerging painters.
My hobbies are playing guitar, singing in small groups and with an orchestra, dancing Argentine Tango, doing Theatre and French conversation.
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