The natural beauty of Northern Ontario is my inspiration for my watercolours. The unique panoramas of the Canadian Shield; the crisp winter days, the clear freshwater lakes, the majestic northern pines and the rugged rocky landscapes captivate me. As a watercolour artist I pay special attention to detail to capture a fresh realistic composition. I like to work in layers of transparent watercolour so I can watch the images come to life. Applying this process to all subjects I paint, whether a landscape, a still life, a blooming bud in my garden or a rustic barn, my focus is on the detail and emotion each scene or image evokes, working with the warmth of the light and the richly patterned textures.
Recently I have discovered acrylics. They have been calling out to me for a while, but until this past summer of 2016 I have ignored those little voices. Once I squeezed out those vivid, happy colours and took my brushes to canvas, a new type of artwork exploded from me – loose and full of fun and excitement. Unlike my watercolours, I try to keep my acrylic artwork void of too much detail, working without preparatory drawings, just painting intuitively and letting my brush dictate the outcome. I prefer working with bold colours and explore all subjects as with every canvas I fill, I continue to learn more about this exciting medium.
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