Friday, July 25, 2014

Form and Feeling

My 2014 Vancouver exhibition catalog is in preview format here and can also be purchased as a print copy at

Here's a photo of a recent commission.  The Dallas TX couple visited my studio this summer and discussed their needs for their new home.  The result is this painting.

Adirondack, oil/panel, 40" x 60".

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Marii, 48x42, oil

Inseparable, 44x44, oil
Val, 24-72, oil

My latest exhibition (June 5th) is now in Seattle at Foster White Gallery.  I have begun working on my next show for Vancouver's Bau-Xi Galleries, scheduled for October 2014.  Here are a few paintings just completed.

My working style is to have about 6 to 10 paintings on the go.  I rotate them as layers dry and I can add more. Sometimes I think a piece is finished and months later I will rework it. So, the paintings might change a bit before the show :-)

Friday, April 25, 2014


Vallis, oil/canvas, 24"x72" (click to enlarge)

Oratorio, oil/panel, 60"x50"
On May 16th I'll retire from my Georgian College job.  I'm at freedom 60!  These two new paintings are a celebration of my excitement and new horizons.  Finally, being able to concentrate on studio practice is such a wonderful thought.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Honey Downs, oil/panel, 40" x 46", (click to enlarge)
Dreaming of summer after a long, long, cold winter.  One way to beat the blues is to imagine the light of summer.  It's a job for my memory to recall this kind of light, but I knew it once I got it right!

The painting is now drying in the studio. Once dry it will be shipped to Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe for exhibition and sale.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Vizcaya Gardens, FL
Just returned from 3 weeks in Florida where I spent time studying the plants and trees in several botanical gardens.  The Fairchild Gardens in Coral Gables had over 500 varieties of palms.  The Vizcaya Gardens were elegant and a delight to visit.  I think new paintings will be inspired by what I saw.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Numaya, oil on panel, 48" x 48" (click to enlarge)
I'm preparing for a June 2014 exhibition at Foster White Galleries in Seattle.  The show opens June 5th.  I will include some large space landscapes like this one in addition the tree images I'm known for.