Before the Spill (2010), watercolour and pastel on beech panel, 24 x 18

About Me

 

My art works are experimental, created using water media on wood, paper (even synthetic paper) or canvas. I strive to express a thought or feeling through fresh colours and spontaneous gestures. I have developed techniques for applying watercolour and chalk pastels to birch panels, which is absolutely unique and full of interesting texture because the transparent watercolour brings out the grain of the wood.

 

This approach is possible because I studied Chinese watercolour techniques for eight years in Montreal with noted artist and teacher Ming Ma. He taught his students to put the right colour on the first time and to go with the flow of water as it moves across the painting surface.

 

The latest gallery to represent me is Quinn's of Tweed, Ontario, following Gordon Harrison Gallery in Ottawa. Other galleries have been Remington Gallery in New York, Ottawa Art Gallery as well as Parkdale Gallery and Sante Restaurant/Gallery in Ottawa, and Ame-Art Gallery in Montreal. I have also showed work at Foyer Gallery as a juried artist. 

 

My work now hangs in the Statistics Canada internet division and other collections in Canada, the U.S., Australia, Norway, and France.