Artist Statement

My lifelong approach to art-making has always been led by a desire to adventure into nature. These forays allow me to confront infinite unexpected moments in the natural world, transforming wild supernatural into pure inspiration for my paintings.


In my paintings I push beyond the representational depiction of a scene to include a glimpse of the emotion of my connection to a place.


I have been relentlessly painting a vision of Haida Gwaii one surface at a time both Plein Air and in the studio. The paintings express the intangible soul stirring moments which define my vision of that place while remaining illustrative enough to invite the viewer to consider their own journey to the scene.


Currently my creative and physical efforts have been focused on building a studio space to be used exclusively for painting.  My days start and end with sketching out ideas, sandwhiched around long days of physical construction.


Over 15 years ago my adventures led me to Haida Gwaii. Here I find inspiration in both the raw and wild landscape as well as the Haida people who continue to live passionately, unequivocally connected to the land.

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