I am a painter working primarily with acrylics. Over the past several years, I have participated in many local art shows and completed several private commissions in and around Ottawa.
I seldom approach my art in the same way. At times I have a firm idea of what I want to put down on the canvas while other times I start with an under-painting of bold colours and see what evolves. I often rely on layers of paint to achieve a finished work. I enjoy the look and visual feel of a heavily textured painting. Lately I have been experimenting with effacing the paint on the canvas with the tip of a paint brush thereby creating a drawing within a painting.
Although I have often referenced identifiable nature and wildlife in my art work, I consider myself an abstract painter. I have been quite zealous in the representation of bugs, animals and insects in the past, perhaps as homage to my boyhood dream of being an entomologist. Lately I feel that I have matured into exploring, then recreating on canvas, the natural elements and organic lines of older buildings as well modern architecture.