While rooted in a specific place, my work is increasingly about the shapes, the colors, the rhythm — the language of painting and the way the paint tells its own story. I am seeking to capture the landscape in fresh ways by focusing on the forms and the rhythms I see. The joy of color is everywhere.
I am inspired by the great modern and contemporary landscape artists – the Group of Seven, of course, but also Emily Carr, David Milne, Takao Tanabe, Patterson Ewen and Wolf Kahn.
I often work in a square format, which forces an fresh approach, and because I love the purity of the shape. I often work on wood panels, and may incorporate the grain into the composition. I’m trying to capture my own vision, not the view of a camera, and so take liberties with perspective and horizon lines.