Watercolour is my chosen medium.
I love it for its spontaneity and freshness.
Perhaps ironically, watercolour demands you work with some speed while what I want to convey is the enormity of time as experienced through clouds and the rural landscape.
In solitude, in nature,
I’m drawn to the Ontario landscapes of my childhood:
the Barrier Islands of Georgian Bay, the river valleys of Simcoe County, the headwaters country and the roof of Ontario.
These places have provided me with my preferred palette of cool blues and grays, the browns of earth and dark greens of forested hills.
If you are anything like me you have a paradoxical craving for stability and newness; for companionship and solitude.
My work is an attempt to satisfy those cravings.
I find the familiar and the ever-new in the sky above me.
I invite the viewers of my work to share with me the pleasure of roiling cumulus, lowering snow clouds and clouds dark with thunder.
Feel the breeze bringing change as we look from a hillside over a lake or stream.
Together, in a sense, we share the same experience, the same landscape caught at a moment in time on paper.