Gallery

Monterey Series 2016
Monterey Series 2016
Liquid Motion Series
Liquid Motion Series
Large Format Paintings
Large Format Paintings
Medium Format Paintings
Medium Format Paintings
Paintings on Paper
Paintings on Paper
Leaf and Tree Series
Leaf and Tree Series

The Monterey Series is my latest work for 2016. After spending time in Monterey California last year I was taken by the beauty of the area. The bird life, especially the cormorants, really intriqued me.  I had seen this bird many times when I lived in San Francisco but this time I saw it in a new light, especially when they were in large groups on the side of a cliff with their necks bending in every imaginable position.  The stark blackness of the bird against the cream and white color of the rock really stood out to me. When I returned home I did 100's of sketches on my IPad of the birds before transferring the ideas to canvas. After many failures, I started to get the feeling that I was after...I felt like I had to become a bird first in order to really let the image fly on it's own...to become more abstract was what had to happen in order to make the leap and capture the essence of the bird.    

The Liquid Motion Series will be showing April 8-24, 2016 at the Wendel Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, B.C.  Opening reception on Saturday April 9th from 6-9pm. 

This series was done last fall after a summer spent on the ocean, rivers and lakes of Vancouver Island.  I wanted to create paintings that reflected that experience - the wonders of the ocean, being out there away from everything, exploring and just taking it all in.