Why do I paint?

For so many reasons. Let me try to articulate a few… I have been painting as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of finger-paints or coloring books. I have always been drawn to the process, there is story happening while I paint as the colors come...

Creating a Series of Paintings

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” – Aristotle I love this quote. Especially with respect to the process of working on a series of paintings together versus the process of working individual paintings. I am focusing this summer to work on series of...

Learning Italian with 12 Vancouver Artists

I started learning Italian in 2013. After sitting through several engineering meetings in Bologna Italy, I decided if the opportunity came up again to visit “Motor City” Bologna again with its hub of Mechanical Engineering companies, I wanted to be able to...

Researching the Canadian War Art program

I’ve been spending time researching the Group of Seven and the Canadian War Art Program since coming back from Rimini, Italy in April. I was moved by the Canadian War Memorial there. Looking out into the Italian Hillsides that normally inspire my painting, I...

Rethinking Constraints

Rethinking Constraints: Does a painting have to be rectangle?   I have been thinking about constraints lately. During my day job I have been getting quotes for a new project, I start by creating constraints in order to select the next contractor. They quote the...

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