Working in oils, watercolour, pastels and pen and ink, I try to portray culturally interesting, as well as intriguing landscapes and found still life images. Many of my subjects were discovered while touring North America by motorcycle, allowing me to absorb the atmosphere and subtle nuances of an area unencumbered and unfiltered by steel and glass.
I studied art in Toronto in the early 1960s, then began a career in the graphic arts, specializing in design, publishing and advertising that lasted over 40 years.
Now retired, I am devoting all my time and creative energy to the world of painting.
Feel free to contact me regarding availability of work or possible commissions at:
(Gallery Shows and Awards)
In October of 2015, a piece of my pen and ink work titled, “Fishing Stage with Clothesline”, was accepted to be part of The Lindsay Gallery’s Annual Juried Show and won the, “Creative Sense of Balance and Composition” award.
In September of 2015, My pen and ink work, “The Portal, Stone and Steel”, was accepted into the, 19th Annual Uxbridge Juried Art Show, where it received an Honorable Mention award.
In September of 2015, my pastel work, “The West Montrose Covered Bridge”, and my pen and ink work, “Whose Woods These Are, I Think I Know”, were accepted into The Scugog Council For The Arts annual Juried Show, the latter winning an “Honorable Mention” award.
In September, 2015, two of my pen and ink works, “Norm’s Shed”, and “Once Upon A Winter’s Day”, were accepted into, The 47th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, where the latter won top prize in “The Landscape Category”.
In July, 2015, The Colborne Gallery’s Annual Juried Art Show, accepted my pen and ink work, “Fishing Stage With Clothesline”.
In March, 2015, The Latcham Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition, accepted my pen and ink piece, “Fishing Stage with Clothesline”, for exhibit in that show.
In October, 2014, I was one of fifty artists selected from across Canada to participate in The 24th Annual McMichael Gallery Volunteer Committee Autumn Art Sale.
What a honor it was to be chosen to be part of this grand event held at the fabulous McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg Ontario.
I was the guest artist of Saundra Reiner on the 2014 Uxbridge Annual Studio Tour.
This premier studio tour is held every September, in and around the community of Uxbridge, and features the best of it’s artistic talent.
In September of 2013, my pen and ink work, “Aditivos Bardahl”, and my watercolor, “Grove”, were chosen to be part of the 17th Annual Uxbridge Juried Art Show.
Harbours and Waters was a collaborative exhibit between myself, and the talents of David and Joanna Malcome.
This exhibit was held in November of 2013, at The Scugog Council For The Arts Resource Centre in Port Perry, to enthusiastic reviews.
This exhibit, showcasing the talents of these three local Port Perry artists, touched on the familiarity and comfort of the harbour, and its sanctuary from the relentless sea, and the parallel to life itself.
Nearly There was an exhibition of paintings
that appeared at The Lindsay Gallery
in the fall of 2013.
It was a collection of painted images that spoke about the mystery of recollection and imagination, places we have been, or hope to see, that live in our hearts and in our minds.
It was my hope that I could, with this exhibit, take the viewer to a world, real or imagined, and make it theirs. When we see these places portrayed for the first time in our minds, or again in our hearts, we are indeed, “Nearly There.”
Recently my pen, ink and sepia watercolour titled “In The Shadow of Fallen Giants,” has been selected for The Pine Ridge Council for the Arts Juried Art Show. I am honored to be part of this great arts exhibit.
Two pieces of my work were selected for the 17th annual Uxbridge Juried Art Show, September 2013.
In May, 2013, I was invited to display two pieces of work in the Oshawa Artists Association, 45th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.
My pen and ink drawing titled, The Shanty, St. Georges, Granada, won second place in the drawing category.
In June, 2013, I was invited to display work in the Lindsay Gallery’s Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition.
My pen and ink drawing, Francois, The Grand View, won the prestigious Mayors Award.
In September, 2013, I will be exhibiting with, Joanna Malcolm and David Trant, in a joint exhibit at the SCA Resource Centre Gallery, 181 Perry Street, Unit G1, Port Perry Ontario:
Opening reception on Saturday, September 7, 2 – 4 pm.
The exhibit runs from September 7 – 28.
I have an upcoming exhibit at The Lindsay Gallery, October 22 – November 16, 2013, titled “Nearly There”.
In 2012 I was a member of the Lake Scugog Artists’ Studio Tour as a location and will be again in 2013. Tour details are available on my events page. I was also invited to display two pieces of work in the Oshawa Artists’ Association juried show at the McLaughlin Gallery and displayed two more pieces of work in the Lindsay Gallery juried art show.
My exhibition at the Kent Farndale Gallery in Port Perry, November 2012, titled “Wanderlust, Wonderlust” was extremely successful; 33 pieces of work were hung and over 400 visitors viewed the exhibit over its one month run.
In 2011 my studio was the Port Perry location on the Durham West Artists Studio Tour, and I also participated in the Port Perry Artists Association Annual art show and sale at the Latcham Centre in Port Perry Ont.
My exhibition titled, “Postcards from the Rock,” was displayed in the Scugog Arts Council Gallery, Port Perry, ON in November of 2011. That exhibit conveyed the emotional response to images from my travels in Newfoundland, and celebrated the province’s rich legacy and natural beauty and was extremely well received.
In 2011, I was invited to display a piece of work in the PRAC juried art show in the McLean Centre in Ajax Ont.
Please view my events page for more details.
Please see the caption under the image for availability.