the past fourty years I have been mesmerized by the beauty of British
Columbia's coast. Working as a fisherman I've
travelled from Alaska to the Straits of Juna
da Fuca, sketching in pencil, oils, and watercolours. I've painted what
I sketched in small and big encaustic beeswax panels. Art
school was inacessable to
so I am "self-taught". I learned my craft painting a thousand
bad pictures. If some aren't so bad credit must be given to the many
books on art and
artists I've read.
My home is in a tiny community far from any major art centre so my work
not received the exposure I would like. Consequently my work has
rarely been shown in public - and hence this website...
Though I started with landscapes my focus has shifted to
figurative works recently - nudes and portraits. Portraits will always
passion - I've done them from the beginning. Nudes are a different
challenge. While I was introduced to working from the nude model thirty
years ago opportunities to continue that exploration have been rare.
That's changed now, and I am pursuing it with enthusiasm. I have been
to find models who have been generous in posing for me. I am ever
grateful to them.