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Posted in Landscapes, Northern Cosmology, Paintings on August 15, 2017

Northern Autumn Sunset

The tips of two stunted pines reach for the ragged clouds as a meteor skips by above. “Northern Autumn Sunset” Acrylic on wood panel 2017 20x20in Larger image. This painting is available for purchase. Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on March 1, 2017

Lake Huron Twilight, Port Franks

Late on a calm day at Port Franks, the twilight is strangely coloured by the haze drifting up from chemical valley to the south. “Lake Huron Twilight, Port Franks” Acrylic on panel 2017 36x36in Larger image. This painting is in the private collection of Jim & Vi ... Continue Reading

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 Articles on June 17, 2013

Seeing and Connecting in a 10 Percent World

I recently gave a talk at IGNITE Waterloo 12 on the topic of environmental change and how it relates to my artwork. Of all the questions I answer regarding my practice the vast majority fall into one of 3 streams: 1) How do you do that? (i.e. the practical and technical aspects ... 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 Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on October 24, 2012

Requiem for a parking lot at Homer Watson and Blea ...

A depiction of one of the staff parking lots at the site of the former Budd Automotive plant in Kitchener. The land on which it is situated is the source of much debate and consternation in Kitchener. Formerly home to one of the city’s largest industrial employers, the site ... Continue Reading

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

Roos, the idyll of Victoria.

Sadly, for many urban dwellers, the closest they come to nature is their city’s park system. Roos Island, in the heart of Kitchener’s downtown Victoria Park squats beautifully in the middle of dammed Schneider Creek just before it descends below ground into the maw of ... Continue Reading

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

Schneider Creek, prison for life.

As urban centres develop, nature is often condemned to serve the sentence for its founders’ crimes against the environment. Schneider Creek, which runs through, above, and below the city is a deeply ambivalent model for a natural rivercourse. At once the jewel of the city&# ... Continue Reading