Monday, February 22, 2016



                          This one of many I'm working on at the moment. I'm preparing
                          for the West Durham Studio Tour which takes place on April
                          23 and 24. This is not complete but the bones of it, its fundamental
                          structure, is established. I have ideas on how to close the deal,
                          but you'll have to come to the studio to see the finished work!

Saturday, February 20, 2016



                                         This is another from the series mentioned above.
                                         Lots of surface texture which sometimes doesn't
                                         photograph well. But this is fairly close. It's 11 x 14.
                                         Enjoy!


                              Very long time since I last posted but that doesn't mean I haven't
                              been painting. In fact I'm painting up a storm but too many are in
                              process. I've decided to post some 'getting there, sort of done'
                              works. This one is part of a non-objective where circles and
                              surface texture feature largely as subject matter. This 24 by 24.
                              More to come!

Friday, November 20, 2015




                               Painting from my Newfoundland series. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 14, 2015



                                       This past summer Sue and I went for lovely walk in
                                       one of our favorite trails. It was overcast, and then the
                                       sun broke out. This is what I saw. Well, not exactly.
                                       A little interpretation crept in . Looked great in a frame.
                                       It now hangs on a lovely person's wall.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015



                              Sunflowers continue to fascinate people. Almost always the
                              favourite subject matter at my art shows. Vincent must have
                              been on to something. If you looked at this piece closely you'd
                              see lots of surface marking as part of the under painting. I built
                              the subject matter into the 'automatic' and intuitive markings.

Friday, October 23, 2015



    This the same place below, just a little different treatment !