Hello, I have been an artist for 39 years. I have a BFA from the University of British Columbia and I have been painting since 1982. Writing about my art is, sadly, not my strength, but I hope you will appreciate the work itself.
I believe that continuing on from “Art for arts sake” I make my art as “art for the artists sake” as art has become that which is of interest to the artist alone, not withstanding his audience. Currently I am doing two very different categories of paintings one is Nebulas with figures series, similar to the Hubble series, and the other is portraits.
We live in such a phenomenal time where we have access to images from deep space. Tying these to a spiritual perspective I produce images with humans interacting with those beautiful images of nebulas. I have all kinds of words to say what this means but in the end the All is just too big (and small) to really describe and my words or those of any teachings or those of any physicist are and, probably will always be, inadequate. So any meaning is up to the viewer to feel. I do strive for beauty and I hope that I succeed.
My portraits are of people caught with a particular expression. I do them with a profound pleasure meaning I like it. They are expressions of people that catch my eye. Thus I often have to piece together a few images in order to produce one individual. I do these paintings with some humility because of the great paintings or figures which were done in the past. Nevertheless this is my life and my time, so it is my pleasure which I indulge.
I hope that my audience finds them as interesting to look at as I do making them.
As I prepare this website I am in the process of taking pictures (rather slowly). Later I will set up an Etsy shop or find an online site to sell or something else. I would like to have a dealer. I am looking into that over time and I invite any advice. I think that I will like to find a shop that makes posters and try to sell them as I have read that reproductions do sell on Etsy.
My recent work is much smaller than I used to do, e.g. the Hubble series. The reason is simple and that is that I have run out of space to store them. Also I believe that most people only have room for smaller works. I do wish to sell the Hubble series and the older works. As for the newer works I am open to anything but it would be nice to show them as a group someday not too too long in the future.