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.