Abstraction

From the Road

3 Photos

Carnival

1 Photos

Urban Forest

11 Photos

Steam

4 Photos

Park

10 Photos

Studies

7 Photos

Drawings

4 Photos

We move around, constantly changing our point of view; we catch glimpses of things from the corners of our eyes; we learn to know a place over time.  We bring our memories, beliefs, and moods.  We hear, smell, taste and feel.  We make mental maps.

These paintings, though based on real, specific spaces, often contain elements that are purely abstract.  Value and colour may be chosen for descriptive, evocative, or formal reasons. Viewpoints shift.  Symbols appear. The compositions are drawn, erased, painted over and carved into.

To some degree, these are paintings about the intense pleasure I take in the physical act of painting.  At heart, though, they are landscapes, reflecting the human experience of the land and its power.