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Posted in Landscapes, Northern Cosmology, Paintings on February 22, 2017

Northern Wonder II

Above the tree line silhouetted against the lights of the nearby town, a shooting star momentarily flashes across the Milky Way. “Northern Wonder II” Acrylic on panel 2017 18x18in Larger image. This painting is in a private collection. Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on February 22, 2017

Lake Huron, Clear Weather Ahead

Standing on a limestone beach near Tobermory, the clearing clouds promise a clear day tomorrow. “Lake Huron, Clear Weather Ahead” Acrylic on panel 2017 18x18in Larger image. This painting is in the private collection of Chris Moss. Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on February 22, 2017

First star of Spring, Lake Huron

Spotting the first star of the night nestled amongst the ragged clouds of an early spring sunset. “First star of Spring, Lake Huron” Acrylic on panel 2017 18x18in Larger image. This painting is in the private collection of Laura McDonald. Continue Reading

Posted in Articles on May 22, 2013

Gallery Pyrus Group Show

WHERE: Gallery Pyrus, 16 Charles St W, Kitchener WHEN: May 21-April 28 WHAT: Selected works by prominent regional artists An eclectic assortment of artwork on the walls at Café Pyrus. Artists include myself, Chris Austin, Christina Preece and Greg Kirch. I’m showing se ... Continue Reading

Posted in Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on October 31, 2012

That dam river, Rockwood.

Rockwood Conservation Area, located in the village of Rockwood just east of Guelph, is an idyllic microcosm of the majestic north with pines, dramatic cliffs, isolated islands and dark still waters. Far from natural, though, it is another example of a constructed landscape that s ... Continue Reading

Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on October 16, 2012

Event Horizon

An event horizon is a point of no return in space—a line beyond which we cannot see— and once we cross from which there is no return. There are two event horizons of which we know: those which surround black holes and the one pictured here, the cosmic event horizon, which rac ... Continue Reading

Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on January 16, 2013

Looking up, falling down (in the gravity well)

Looking up towards the fixed point of the north star, the warm earth contrasts with the cool night sky. Conceptually, the haze lifts from the ground as  shooting stars continue to rain down matter onto the earth, highlighting the continuing connection of our planet with it’ ... Continue Reading

Posted in Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on October 31, 2012

The lightning rod of renewed purpose. (The Tannery ...

Connecting the heavens to the earth, the disused chimney stack of the Laing Tannery district is an impressive sight familiar to the residents of Kitchener Waterloo for a century. Lit from below by the urban light pollution, the contrasting star trails wheel above as if to sternly ... Continue Reading

Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on October 16, 2012

Looking up from the gravity well.

We live at the bottom of a gravity well—a distortion in space to which things naturally fall down. We can, however, look out on the universe up towards the stars. Here we are pictured looking up to the fixed point of the north star that marks the axis of our Earth’s rotat ... Continue Reading