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8 x 10 " - oil on hardboard
Project 01

Drydock - 8 x 10"

River in Autumn

16 x 20 " - oil on hardboard
Project 02

River in Autumn - 16 x 20"

The Board Room

80 x 100 cm - oil on canvas
Project 03

The Board Room - 80 x 100 cm

New Snow

8 x 10" oil on hardboard SOLD
Project 04

New Snow - 8 x 10" SOLD

Up River

16 x 20" oil on canvas
Project 05

Up River - 16 x 20

Waiting for the Bus

8 x 10" - oil on linen board SOLD
Project 06

Waiting for the Bus - 8 x 10" SOLD

About Me

I guess I am addicted to making art. Sometimes I get distracted with the hurly burly but I always seem to come back to it and at all times I have my antennas out looking for ideas on how to make it better. I have been painting off and on my whole life and that is a long, long, long time. In the past, I used various mediums in my paintings - mostly acrylic but some watercolour and even a couple of pastels, but the last few years I have worked exclusively with oils which suits the images that I like to make. I tend towards paintings with greater contrast and a more intense range of colours. For the small paintings I work quickly, mostly alla prima. This gives me instant gratification or instant disappointment. Either way it's a faster way to learn. I often use photographs and sometimes manipulate or combine them first on my computer. I also set up still life arrangements in my studio. Although I paint realistically, the most important thing I strive for is an effective composition rather than a likeness. I know that you are supposed to develop your own distinctive style but I would be happier creating something different and hope that the style, if it is really important, will come naturally. I am attracted to all subject matter but you will find many garden related themes since my wife and I are avid gardeners in Peterborough, Canada. For many years I put food on the table working as a biologist so you also find nature in my work. I did take a few formal courses at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design but frankly, I have learned more from observing other artists on the internet and from trial and error. The only problem with creating a lot of small paintings is that they are starting to pile up. Perhaps you can help me with that. Here is my DPW Spotlight interview