I was born in 1956 in British Columbia. After a youth spent in Vancouver and at Long Beach on Vancouver Island, I studied fine art at the University of California at Irvine, industrial design at Western Washington University and architecture at the University of British Columbia. My family has moved to Mexico and I married a Kiwi.
For the last 30 years my paintings and screen prints have been of the landscape where I lived and traveled in British Columbia, Alaska, Mexico and New Zealand. My insights have come from my relationship to the water trees and rocks of these places. I find myself in them and they are in me.
Repeating patterns fascinated me. I kept searching and painting them till I understood them in a more meaningful way. At first, they seemed random, then there was a strange order to them. They were in dynamic moving systems. Smaller self similar parts nested inside bigger pieces. The bigger pieces had shapes like the smaller pieces. They were the same but different and worked together to make a whole.
Many ripples of water made a wave. Many rocks made a mountain. Many leaves made a tree. Many trees made a forest. Many trees rocks and waters made a whole world. Words pulled themselves into sentences. Sentences pulled themselves into ideas. Ideas pulled themselves into stories. The many stories make me.
This is a 6 5/8″ x 9″ sketch of high tide at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver.
Kitsilano High Tide sketch
This is the start of a 32.25″ x 44″ painting
Kitsilano High Tide progress 1
Kitsilano High Tide progress 2
Kitsilano High Tide progress 3
Kitsilano High Tide| 2020 | Acrylic painting on board 44″x 32.125″ | Price available upon request
This is a 5″x 9″ sketch of seagulls
This is the start of a 24″ x 44″ painting
Seagulls progress 1
Seagulls progress 2
Seagulls progress 3
Seagulls progress 4
Seagulls | 2020 | Acrylic on board 24″x 44″ | Price avalable upon request
This is a 6.5″ x 9″ sketch of Colomitas, Jalisco, Mexico
This is the start of a 28″x 39.5″ acrylic painting from that sketch.
Colomitas progess 1
Colomitas progress 2
Colomitas progress 3
Colomitas progress 4
Colomitas | 2020 | 39.5″ x 28″ Acrylic painting on board | Price available on request |
This is a 6″ x 9″ sketch of the water’s edge at Ketchican, Alaska
This is the start of a 33″ x 44″ painting
Ketchican progess 1
Ketchican progress 2
Ketchican progress 3
Ketchican progress 4
Ketchican progress 5
Ketchican Water | 2020 | 33″ x 44″ acrylic on board painting | price available upon request
The afternoon sun shines on Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet in this 9″x 6.75″ acrylic sketch.
Burrard Inlet sketch
The sketch helps me choose the colours of the final painting that are on this chart
This is the start of the 33″x44″ painting
Burrard Inlet progress 2
Burrard Inlet progress 3
Burrard Inlet progress 4
Burrard Inlet progress 5
Burrard Inlet progress 6
Burrard Inlet progress 7
Burrard Inlet progress 8
Burrard Inlet | 2019 |Acylic on board 44″x33″ | Price available upon request
I also painted Pacific Swell in 1987 from this same location on the Lion’s Gate Bridge