I believe that my style can be loosely categorized under the heading of realism, with most often a nature them. What most interests me at the beginning of nay painting is the compositional structure and how the subject matter plays a secondary role in contributing to the organizing of the design. My subjects come from everyday life and observances.
I am intrigued with point-of-view perspective and the subtleties of texture and colour to create a mood. What I choose to depict in my paintings has everything to do with the sheer pleasure in forms and their arrangement.
I believe a painting is a playground for the eye and the mind and should bring a sense of satisfaction and pleasure, with a measure of tension.
Currently I am painting in oils and experimeneting with a process of simplification in terms of form and colour. I am bringing more expression to my life experiences and philosophies, which sometimes leads to a measure of stylization and juxtaposition of incongruent imagery.
ASSOCIATION OF PORT STANLEY ARTISTS (APSA), President
PORT STANLEY ARTISTS’ GUILD (PSAG), Membership Co-ordinator
ST.THOMAS ART GUILD, Website Team
In addition, there are always various opportunities to participate in art shows in the southwestern Ontario area.