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 extinction for the nefarious reason of starving the indigenous people.
“The Palms” series came about with images I saw of typhoon ravaged Myanmar. This contrasted greatly with those majestic symbols of beautiful places and the representation of happiness.
“The Mountain” series evolved as a study of the changing seasons from the vantage of my studio in Montreal.
“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. With a love also for classical art and architecture I turned my attentions later in Paris to the Montmartre Cemetery.
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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