I appreciate the potential for a painting in almost everything I look at. But every so often, I see a simple twist of the usual, real or imagined, and that is when I see more then just a painting, I see art.
I often aim to humour the viewer with my work. These subjects of mine are friends, enemies and sometimes even characters from a novel that doesn’t exist and no one would ever want to write. But what they all have in common is a story to be told. It is written with a stroke of oil, a swish of a pencil and a good portion of wit. Cast in warm highlights and glowing edges, the scene is set. Long, quick and free textured strokes foreshadow the climax of the tale that is to unfold. Where that story goes…well, that’s up to the viewer. Kind of like the “choose your own adventure” of the art world.
Art was my first language. I never left home without a pencil as a child and I attended several adult painting and cartooning classes before the age of 11. I graduated from the Arts York Program at Unionville HS with a Major in Visual Arts and went on to study Computer Design and Technical Illustration between York University and Seneca College, graduating with the Presidents Honor Roll for Highest Academic Achievement. I have since made a career as a Graphic Artist. I began exhibiting my artwork in 2010, and paint from my home studio in Toronto.