These paintings are inspired by the landscape of the Canadian Shield, the same landscape that inspired the Group of Seven, as well as David Milne, and probably thousands of other artists. The wilderness is constantly advancing, bringing back solid walls of trees to embrace the clear northern lakes. There is tremendous beauty in these rocks, these marshes filled with lilies, these glades where the sunlight drifts through the leaves making otherworldly colors.
The careful observer is often rewarded with sightings of incredible wildlife, ranging from hummingbirds and loons to otters, beavers, deer and moose. The bears are there too, but don’t usually drop by while I’m painting, which is fine with me.
You can see some of my previous landscape work in these collections as well: