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Media Preferences: Oil, watercolour, acrylic gels, mixed media
My early experiences of “shifts” between countries, religions and cultures contributed to my education as much as school and have left a profound effect. These shifts have enabled me to deal with change and ambiguity.
Arriving in Goderich in 1976, and starting to paint has allowed me to express the joy I feel in nature and my responsiveness to the natural world. Huron County provides an inexhaustible source of material and it is my privilege to record it.
I am not wedded to any particular medium. I use oils, acrylics less often, pastels for portraits, watercolors and acrylic inks for fun and to experience the flow and enjoy dabbling in acrylic gels for abstract expression.
My artist’s statement says what I do:
“I paint with the intention of sharing the exuberance, complexity, humour and abundance of the world around me. My method is to paint with directness and yet try to retain the intangible quality that attracts my mind’s eye”.
My paintings are to be found in Canada, USA, Germany, Hong Kong, and who knows where. I am particularly proud of the fact that presently four of my paintings are part of the permanent collection of the Huron County Art Bank. This past July, I have exhibited work at the Bainton Gallery in Blyth, Ontario.
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