born in Corner Brook Newfoundland & raised mostly in Ontario. My
family traveled and moved a lot when I was growing up & I had
the quintessential experience of being a child in exile, but as
children do, I imagined myself into a state of familiarity wherever
I was - either in the home team or the visitors box. Having seen
much of the country & returned to my birth Province, I am
currently living & painting in the rugged, beautiful coastal
city of St. John's, Newfoundland where my wife Judy & I have
been making a home for the past twenty years.
yearning to experience other places & cultures has calmed
somewhat over time, as I delve into our Provinces own rich history
& unique traditions. But I still take regular visits abroad to
what we call Canada to seek inspiration & experiences that
differ from what can be found at home.
have been an avid
participant in the creative arts since childhood, having studied
under notable Newfoundland Artists as diverse as Clarence Osmond
& Don Wright. I studied Graphic Design at the College of the
North Atlantic where I distinguished myself with honors beyond any
achieved to that point in the history of the program. I went on to work as a commercial artist for
several years in sign shops & advertising houses until making
the move to becoming a freelance illustrator & artist.
My Paintings are
generally very representational and detailed, although I try not to
limit myself to one approach. I work in various media including
Acrylics, Prismacolor colored
pencils, Charcoal, Graphite, Watercolor and Gouache.
I will paint anything
that interests me visually, it could be a particular quality or
phenomenon of light, shape, texture, pattern...whatever.
I try to recreate as
accurately as I can within the limitations of my ability and the
media I am using, what I see about the subject that resonates
within me. A combination of photographs, memories, notes and
sketches provide the references, and occasional artistic license
helps me complete the picture.
you are interested in my work & would like to learn about how to
commission a personal piece for yourself, read my 4step
plan to painting satisfaction.
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