My paintings often reflect a fascination with water in the landscape as well as the diverse western Canadian landscape be it an expansive prairie vista or an intimate woodland or garden. Abstraction still remains a work in progress. Oil paint is my favorite medium, with its buttery texture and slow drying properties. When travelling I carry along oil pastels and watercolors.
The act of painting brings me intense joy, the feeling of being alive, and serves as a buffer against the triviality of daily living. Painting creates a connectedness and harmony between my emotions and my mental and physical energies. I become oblivious to my surroundings and hours feel like minutes.
My artwork is very much about the landscape of the natural world. It also represents a very personal viewpoint. I aim to capture the elements or qualities of a vista that arouse my mind and touch my soul. What those elements are is hard to define. I would also like to think that my paintings convey my concern about the fragility of our environment.