After working for more than twenty years as a freelance graphic designer in Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa, I returned to painting full time in 2005. I am interested in urbanism: how cities work and how they feel. I typically work with a palette knife to build up multiple layers of acrylic, emphasizing the energy and vibration of human activity. In my current project of photo-based mixed media works, I am exploring transition, with a focus on people in the city. My influences include Gerhard Richter, Pierre Soulages, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Paul Emile Borduas, Otto Donald Rogers, Edward Burtynsky, Tom Climent, and musicians Nils Frahm; Medeski, Martin and Wood; Brian Eno, and Philip Glass. My work is held in private collections in Canada, U.S., Europe and South America. Currently based in Ottawa, I am represented by Cube Gallery, Ottawa.
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