I started out with a classical painting education when I was in my teens under the tutelage of Ely Kish, renowned Smithsonian painter. I then went to Mount Allison University where I broke away from my traditional training and dove into more abstract sculptural and photographic works intermingled with painting to create various multimedia pieces. I graduated with a BFA and entered the arena of real life where food and housing take precedence although most of my work to live experience still revolved around art.
Most significantly, I started a graphic design firm about 20 years ago and have been running it with my partner ever since. After all this time, I find myself painting landscapes again, albeit with considerably more life experience to reflect on.
My paintings are probably less about the landscape then face value would tell you. The works on these pages are a record of some of the experiences I have had that I could best describe as transcendent. Where experience empties out and preconceptions fall away and you are left with a very potent silence.
Most of my oil paintings are on wood panels mounted on frames but I occasionally work on canvas. Questions and queries are welcome.