The majority of my artwork reflects the area that I spend most of my time in, which is the Lake of the Woods area, around Kenora, Ontario. I am also drawn to paint what I see in my travels, such as the redwood forest and parts of the West Coast. I paint plein air, as well as larger works, in my studio. When I have an idea, I generally sketch it out and use that as a guideline for my painting.
Equally important are the images that stop me in my tracks, simple yet complicated, strong yet fragile, something calling me out of it all. Something inside me is trying to answer, in my own rusty ways, in whatever I can do, to appreciate, to speak back, and to be grateful. I use brush strokes full of intention, and energy, my main goal to capture the spirit of what I see so the energy of a place can travel through the canvas and into the viewer's space. There is a human connection in an original piece of art, it is a thoughtful thing.