This work is a playful mélange of perspectives; the buoys, landmass, diver and horizon all are out of sync which creates a slight tension between the elements. This technique is used to keep the work active and the slight unsettled quality gives energy to the work. The land mass shown here is Fort Amherst in St. John’s Newfoundland.
This painting is made from a reference photo of a flood in the rural Maritimes. The painting's marks are very deliberate and planned resulting in a crisp image. Within the grid shown, one section was painted at a time at random and separate colours were mixed for the same purpose but by using the right tone it functions correctly and results in greater visual interest.
The painting “Man in a Boat” is a large work that was made over a 5 month period. It is an image of a man rowing a dory with his dog in front of a red building; a tradition maritime scene. The marks in the painting are fractured and the quality of the paint is displayed by the splashes, drips and dry brush strokes.
The “Pink Houses” painting is loosely based off of a photo of an island in Iceland. The florescent pink paint and a loose sketch were used as the starting point. The rest was completed accordingly made up of many marks and brush strokes that don't connect but still result in a cohesive image.