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Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on May 21, 2010

Lifting rain

I’m often asked by people who have seen the early stages of one of my paintings why I don’t ever exhibit works at the texture stage and forgo the glazing stage that brings colour to the paintings. This piece is probably about as close to that as I’ll get in the ... Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on May 16, 2010

Fading light Lake Huron

The sunsets of Lake Huron are fabled to be the prettiest in the world. Long after the sun has gone, however, just before the darkness falls the sky takes on a calm glow stained pink and orange at the horizon by the last colour of the fading day. 36×36in acrylic on canvas 2010 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on May 16, 2010

Lake after the rain

As the clouds clear in the long light as the sun sets, the air is filled with the smell of passing rain over a lake in northern Ontario. 36×36in acrylic on canvas 2010 The painting is available for purchase. Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on March 5, 2010

A Lazarus Painting

Like many of my paintings this one has a story. Painted in the summer of 2007, I originally abandoned it to the garbage can. It sat there poking out of the trash for two weeks before one in a series of concerned neighbours finally convinced me to rescue it and rework it into it&# ... Continue Reading

Posted in Articles, Non-Series on March 5, 2010

Zavitz / Jindal Commission is on the wall.

Recently I was commissioned by Zavitz Insurance / Jindal Financial to create a mural-sized painting for their corporate headquarters. The painting is a pentaptych which measures 100 inches by 60 inches, and is based on a smaller painting the company purchased from a recent show. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on January 10, 2010

In a sunrise, the ghost of a tree.

Incorporating loosely controlled physical interactions in my painting process means that occasionally accidents completely change the direction of a piece midway through their realization. Initially a source of frustration I have begun to embrace the unexpected and experiment wit ... Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on January 17, 2009

A northern vision.

untitled (detail), by nik harron, 2009 I painted this work in 2009 to further explore the themes in “Angry Trees“. It is part of the private collection of Shawn Adamsson, who selected it as his 40th birthday present. (Happy birthday old man!) The image to the right re ... Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on January 10, 2009

An aerial perspective.

For me this painting is a truly abstract landscape composed of fleeting mental impressions collected from aeroplane trips taken throughout several periods of my life. More than any of my landscapes to date, its creation relied on a loosely guided process of allowing water to inte ... Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on January 10, 2009

“trash” in the water.

There is a story associated with this painting. It represents an event that took place late in the summer of 2008 on the shoreline of the Pinery Provincial Park in Southwestern Ontario. As anyone who has visited the shores of Lake Huron knows, the winter storms can wash a substan ... Continue Reading