“Tell me the landscape in which you live, and I will tell you who you are.”—Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish Philosopher
"I am motivated by a strong 'sense of place'; of feeling at home in the province where I live. My work reflects my fascination with the complex interconnections we have with our landscape whether natural or created. I am fascinated by skies, forests, water and fields but also by doors, windows, finials, and structures built of wood, brick and stone.
Like many other Atlantic Canadian artists, I have chosen to work in 'the realist tradition'. While many may see this as a constraint, I have been able to push and pull the boundaries of this style to suit my personal vision. As a student, my focus was on print-making and today my paintings still possess a linear quality reminiscent of a print maker. I build colour in layers to achieve subtleties of tone and temperature which add depth and luminosity to my work. I am always trying to uncover and highlight the magical interplay between light, shadow, texture, depth and colour. The addition of oil paint to the acrylic base of my paintings enhances their spatial complexities.
I have had a long and very successful career as a New Brunswick artist and am proud to have been associated with Fog Forest Gallery for over 20 years."