In my acrylic works, I use colour relationships, value, patterning and substantial texture to create the impression of depth and light and to bring about the beauty and unusual effects of natural forms. My subject matter varies and is not as important to me as the mood or concept that I want to portray.
Paintings in my "HIGHLAND LIGHT" series, have been created from the images of our journey to Northern Scotland and my memories of the country's light and vast landscape.
The natural transparency and fluidity of watercolour allows me to highlight these features. Typically, I use 'negative' painting in my backgrounds to create depth and to emphasize the light.
More recently, I have been inspired by the landscape of western Newfoundland. A new series has begun!!
In both watercolour and acrylic, I work to simplify my ideas, allowing and encouraging the viewer to relate to their own perceptions, emotions and individual experiences.
Techniques change, different subjects inspire and new mediums will be used. My work continues to evolve.
My work is shown at:
GROTTO ARTWORKS, Merrickville, ON
SIENNA GALLERY, Rockland, ON
ARTEMISIA GALLERY, Westport, ON
NORMAN FELIX GALLERY, 627 Queen St. W., Toronto
THE STUDIO (Manotick) -by appointment or by chance -
See information on LINKS page