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Last Update: Thursday February 16th, 2017.

 

Welcome

Whenever I finish a new painting or something newsworthy occurs, I will update this site. 

Currently I am also updating the site every Thursday with an image from my personal archive (see below.)

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WHAT'S HAPPENING 

It's cold outside - and things are heating up in the studio!

Finished a new painting on the last day of 2016 and loaded it to the Defenders of the Land Series gallery. 

 

Working now on paintings in several series: 

- In the Sunnyside Series (#34) - a long and narrow (18" x 72") view of old cabins along the beach, a classic Sunnyside Series view. 

- In the West Coast Series (#2) - another long and narrow one (18" x 72".) I've been wanting to paint another one in this series for so long now. The one and only painting so far was completed in 2012. It's not a "series" if it only has one painting it it right? This one is an image of Salish Sea islands in the late afternoon light. 

- A Lindeman Lake painting - 36" x 48" Lindeman Lake is one of my favourite painting subjects. I've been working on this one for awhile.

- In the Whistler/Ski Series - I am reworking the sky in the painting "Black Tusk" (32" x 72") from 2008. Because sometimes that's what happens if they hang around without a home for too long, ha ha! 

Here's some before and after photos. Just a little more tweaking and then it's done.

Then this painting will be heading back to Whistler and the Art Junction Gallery.

 

 

All these pieces and more will be upcoming in the next few weeks and months. Stay tuned!

 

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NEWS

stay tuned for some news about a studio exhibit of my work coming spring 2017. 

 

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IMAGES FROM THE HIDDEN ARCHIVE  

- a weekly post to my homepage. Images will appear on Thursdays and stay for one week only - 

A recent feature on the website - images from my personal collection. These images will include selected sketches from my sketchbooks, drawings and paintings from my private collection, or other older pieces not seen before on this site.

Today (Thursday Feb. 16th, 2017) we have a mixed media piece titled "The Candidate," from 1988 - size - 13 1/2" x 16 1/2."

In this mixed media drawing/painting from 1988,  I was thinking about symbology and mass media, the rise of demigods and notions of brinkmanship, obfuscation and diversion.

 

    

"The Candidate," pencil crayon on card, acrylic on board 13 1/2" x 16 1/2", 1988.

 

 

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A new feature on the website was added a while back. Images in the Galleries section can now be made fullscreen. Just click on the image to view them larger. Though this applies to most images, some of the older ones are not able to be made full screen as the original photo quality will not allow this. I'm excited by this new feature as it allows for a much enhanced viewing experience for most of the paintings. On the detailed closeup photos it really gives you sense of the paintings surface.

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Note:

One of my paintings from 1997, that I sold 12 years ago, has returned to my studio. "Oracle", acrylic on canvas, 40" x 56".

 

The current owner of the painting wants to sell it and I have offered to try and help by publicizing it on my website and by hanging it for a period of time in my studio for viewing.

Having this painting back is kind of like having an old friend return that you haven't seen for a long time. I get to look at the painting through fresh eyes while thinking back to the time when I painted it. I also get to take a new photo with a digital camera and update my image of it here on my website.

To read more about the history of this painting, what inspired it and to see a detailed photo of the piece go to the Gallery of Available Paintings.

 

To inquire about this painting, drop me a line on my Contact Page.

 

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As most of the paintings appearing here on my website have already been sold, see the Gallery of Available Paintings to find out which paintings are still available for purchase. There are some 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.

Prints in the Sunnyside Series are available for purchase. To see examples of the whole series together and find out more, check out my print page.

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.

 

 

A detail of one of my latest paintings.                                                                             Where it was created - the studio.