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Last Update: Thursday April 20th, 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 

Spring is bursting forth - and work continues in the studio!

 

The "Print Page" was recently updated with available sizes and prices for canvas prints in the Sunnyside Series.

 

Finished a new painting in a new series recently: 

- Click here to see the first painting in a new series titled "Deleted Scenes From An Unmade Movie."

Also still working on several other paintings: 

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

Sunnyside Series view.

Here's a view of the piece in progress.

- 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 in 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 a while.

- 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! 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 also for some news about a studio exhibit of my work coming later in 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, hand made prints, and paintings from my private collection, or other older previously purchased pieces not seen before on this site.

Today (Thursday April 20th, 2017) we have an acrylic/sand painting on canvas titled "Expired" from back in 1984, size - 42" x 66."

This is a painting I did in my final year living in Nelson BC. This was the view down my back steps at the time, to where I parked my truck and the parking meter that I had to feed. I ended up racking up so many parking tickets on that meter that one morning my truck was gone - towed to the impound yard until I coughed up the cash. 

When I left Nelson in the spring of 1984 this painting was one of many packed into a large moving van that I shared with other art students on the move. Somehow this painting was damaged when the load shifted in the van, putting a 12-15 inch tear in the canvas. Incredibly, the tear was right down the middle of the parking meter, from top to bottom. I stitched up the tear, backed it from behind with a patch of canvas, built up the entire meter with putty to hide the stitching and then repainted the meter. In the end I thought it looked even better than before, as the meter now had a slight relief to it. This fit in well with the relief of the wall which had a layer of sand mixed in with it. If this tear had of been in any other place on the painting, even 1/4 inch in either direction, I would not have been able to hide it like this, let alone actually improve it.

Luckily, I still get to see this old piece steeped in personal history when visiting my brother and sister in law in Vancouver. 

    

"Expired", acrylic and sand on canvas, 42" x 66", 1984.

 

Closeup view of the top of the painting.

 

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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 a sense of the paintings surface.

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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.