|Mystery Alive / 30" x 30" / acrylic on panel board|
Monday, February 24, 2014
The other day I needed to find a spot to work out the composition of a painting I want to do. I noticed the cardboard on the floor was beckoning me so I sat down and started working out the shapes and colors.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Peter Doig has long been a favorite painter of mine so when I heard his paintings were coming to The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts I was thrilled. His unapologetic painterly approach to painting and beauty in an art world infatuated with irony and dystopian concepts is as refreshing as a slash of red cadmium across a dark painting. He breathes life into painting like no other contemporary artist I know. His work sings, hums and dives deep into your belly and stirs you from the inside out.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The process of burning away the inessential was part of the alchemical phenomenology of fire intended to bring about a purification. The alchemists called the process calcinatio.
"The clear moonlight of the albedo leads the adept out of the black night of the soul"
~excerpt from The Black Sun: The Alchemy and Art of Darkness by Stanton Marlan
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
This is the launching of my new store as well as the online preview for the upcoming exhibition at Galerie 806 in Mont-Tremblant, QC which opens December 19th and runs until January 15th, 2014.
This exhibition is a celebration of an amazing year; meeting new people, traveling to new places and discovering the endless potential of this planet to reveal her beauty in new and invigorating ways. I am humbled and awed by the process of painting and the magical, mystery tour it continually takes me on. I feel it to be a great privilege to live this world as a painter. The paints not only guide my heart & hands but opens my eyes to marvels I would never have even noticed were I not stopping and taking the time to look as is necessary when making a painting.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
This Autumn has been extended for me by traveling South and following the changing colors into New England. It has been a glorious time of replenishment for the senses.
I now look forward to a winter of hibernation in my Montreal studio where I will release all these images onto canvas!
Forest Incantation / 28" x 22" / acrylic on canvas
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The twisted roots embracing the rocks, the ancient rock cliffs, the deep dark pools and the roaring waterfalls all make me ecstatically happy when I am around them.