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 feel for the people who live in them. I have typically worked with a palette knife and acrylic to build up layers, emphasizing the energy and vibration of human activity.
My recent photo-based project came to life during an invigorating time of upheaval and change, when we picked up on short notice to live away from home for several months. This work is an exploration of transition, with a focus on people in cities. Manually transferred to translucent plastic film, the images themselves are translucent, underscoring a sense of fluidity and ephemerality.
I am now continuing with a series exploring liminal states of mind using the language of light, shadow and reflection that I see in the world around me.
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, Radiohead, 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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