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Artist at Large
I have always been a creative person and an observer. Growing up, nature fascinated me. I can trace that fascination to my very early exposure to camping with my family, a practice I maintain today. These experiences have led me to consciously live through my senses. I have chosen oil painting to express what my senses encounter. I count myself lucky to have a skill that allows such expression. I believe that art is everywhere and all one has to do is see it.
Over the last 20 years, painting and creating and teaching have become not just important to me but necessary for living happy. Observation is both a simple and complex thing and a very intimate thing for me. Close observation connects me forever to my subject. It becomes a story and memory that I cherish. I love how light affects form and colour and what emotions it activates in me.
I am an oil painter, painting in the Impressionist style after the 19th century French Impressionists and the Canadian Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. My subject matter is an exploration of the light, form and colour that nature expresses. My subjects run from traditional landscapes to the less obvious subjects I find in my travels. I am largely self taught. I also teach beginner and intermediate oil painting.
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