Last year as travel restrictions eased enough to welcome back visitors to Haida Gwaii I spent some time on the land sketching without any real solid direction to what the next project might be. As fall 2021 approached I made the decision to pursue a smaller venue and was very excited to have my proposal for the Smithers mini gallery accepted. From April 2022 thru May 7th the new work will hang in the Smithers Art Gallery.
Much of my focus over the last 15 years included the trees of the rainforest and the rugged coastal shorelines of the archipelago. It has been a wonderful challenge to expand the colours of my palette to include the subtle harmonies found in the extensive bog areas of Haida Gwaii's Graham Island.
The new works for the Smithers mini exhibit will include a selection of large recent works from my recent exhibition 'Connected Realm' along with new oil paintings and some watercolour preparatory sketches.