I grew up in a pulp mill town in BC's interior and moved to Vancouver over 20 years ago. I began painting professionally and developed two styles of work: exuberantly satirical landscapes, which depict Vancouver and the surrounding province, and more introspective abstracts, where I pull inspiration from music, literature, and poetry.
As an avid runner and cyclist, I want to portray the feeling one might have when moving through a scene. Certain landmarks hang in your head and then you see another point of interest; in your mind, it all seems closer together and brighter because of endorphins, fresh air, and good weather. Sometimes there are days when the ordinary becomes absolutely beautiful due to whatever effects of light or season or one's own mood.
My stylized distortion of architecture often represents the people who inhabit the buildings and neighbourhood scenes. The vivid colours and implied instability create a whimsical and cheerful view of the city. There is so much joy and motion around us. My hope is that those who like my work get a jolt of vital familiarity.
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