Artist's Statement

“When I first began drawing and painting, like most artists I was inspired and motivated by nature. I began painting trees, landscapes and people. I soon came to realize that whether I created abstract or real images, I was still simply imitating life, rather than actually creating natural beauty. My goal became to create art the way nature does.

I began developing my own style of painting, by combining principles of nature, art and science. I started using forced air, chemical interactions and natural forces to control the paint, as opposed to brushes, or other traditional painting tools. This technique was inspired by the way that nature creates natural beauty, for example frost on a window, rock formations or under water life forms.

I treat the paint as a living organism and like all forms of life, it needs to be nurtured as it evolves, grows and changes into something unique. The end result is somewhat unpredictable, just as life is.

In essence, my goal is to create a natural event on the canvas, in a completely organic way, much the same way that nature creates the intricate and complex patterns throughout the universe.”

Synthesis

Using Chemistry and Energy to Create

I've titled my new series "Synthesis" which literally means "The production of chemical compounds by reaction from similar materials". I think this describes this series perfectly. It is the result of combining various paints, chemicals and acyclic bases together to create a unique and exciting visual reaction.

The connection between art, nature and science is where I get my inspiration.

Visit the Synthesis Gallery to see the entire series.

New Series

Timeless

Painting In 3D

With this series of paintings my goal is to in effect paint in 3D. By using acrylic and opalescent paint mixed with various mediums in liquid glass, and applying several layers on top of each other, it creates a 3D effect. The paint is suspended inside of liquid glass.

Visit the Timeless Gallery to see the entire series.

Upcoming Shows

  • Artfest – Port Credit
    30 Mar 2018
    Spring May 25-27, 2018 Friday 4pm-8:30pm, Saturday 11am-8:30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm Artfest Port Credit launches the summer...
  • Riverdale ArtWalk – Toronto
    30 Mar 2018
    Saturday, June 2-3, 11:00am–6:00pm Riverdale ArtWalk is a FREE two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing establishe...
  • Art Amongst The Ruins – Newburgh
    30 Mar 2018
    Saturday, June 16, 2018 “Art Among the Ruins” large annual outdoor art show and sale set among picturesque ruins o...
  • Artfest – Kingston
    30 Mar 2018
    Summer Art & Craft Festival June 30 – July 2, 2018 Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm and Monday 10am-6pm * Cr...