10 Jan

Sunset Annapolis Basin
Posted at 4:22 pm

Oil on Canvas 11″ x 14″
Memories of last summer’s trip to Nova Scotia – the best visit ever. We saw so many friends and discovered new – to me, atleast – favourite spots. Cannot wait to return to Kingsport.

No Comments
29 Dec

Surf’s Edge
Posted at 2:19 pm

Surf's Edge

Surf’s Edge
Oil on Canvas
24″ x 36″
A closer look at the bubbling, foaming surf, sometimes almost melting in the light. I love the abstract and monochromatic qualities of the subject – challenging to organize and paint.

No Comments
18 Dec

Two Geese
Posted at 1:12 pm

Two Geese

This is just a little painting – 8 x 10 ” – done during a plein air session with a good friend of mine at Kildara Farm. The two geese were having a lovely time going through the orchard – most of the apples picked – a few left on the ground.

No Comments
16 Dec

Wave Break
Posted at 1:23 pm

Wave Break

My latest, working title ‘Wave Break’ is 24″ x 36″. I really enjoyed the many layers of the churning surf and, of course, the light – beautiful shades of white in the foreground.

Nice working a little smaller for a change- most detail done with a size 0 brush.

No Comments
02 Nov

Winter Wind, Salish Sea
Posted at 2:17 pm

Winter Wind, Salish Sea

Winter Wind, Salish Sea
Oil on Canvas, 48″ x 96″
After finishing my last large seascape – and having it gone – I felt compelled to do another stormy canvas.‪#‎salishsea‬

No Comments
15 Jul

Winter’s Gale, Salish Sea
Posted at 11:07 am

Winter's Gale

Winter’s Gale, Salish Sea

Oil on Canvas 48″ x 96″

Winter’s Gale” is my latest work and I thought you would interested in my process. My approach is to put energy and passion as expressed in brush strokes into the subject from start to finish. This quality of the work, from the large sweeps laying in the composition, to the fine details is where I want consistency. After using the reference material as a taking-off point, the work takes on a life of its own. I was interested in how the colour becomes quite muted, almost non-existent, in the finished painting where the initial stages have strong greens, purples and blues. Perhaps a better title would be ‘150 Shades of Grey’ !

You can view the video of my painting of Winter’s Gale at: http://youtu.be/dzTVUGhr_Pg


No Comments
08 Jul

Posted at 4:07 pm


Seems to be an annual event. One of my dear friends brings me a wonderful bouquet for the Studio Tour and I feel compelled to paint it the day after.

No Comments



I will be participating in the TD Art Gallery Moss Street Paint In again this year. My location will be on the South West corner of Moss Street and Richardson.

Once again I will be painting a portrait from life. Please drop by between 11:00 and 4:30. Look forward to seeing you there

1 Comment
30 May

North Saanich Spring Studio Tour 2014
Posted at 11:25 am


This years Studio Tour is on June 7th and 8th, I will have my studio open both days from

1100 to 1600 hours. Please feel free to drop by at 524 Downey Road. The forecast is for sunny warm weather, so looking forward to a busy weekend.

No Comments
24 May

TD Moss Street Paint In
Posted at 4:56 pm


Just a blast from the past – my first TD Moss St. Paint-In. I believe this was 1991. My friend, Erin Chard, was my subject – bless her heart! Looking forward to the next one in July.

No Comments