Landscapes are something many of us take for granted. So many people never look, really look at the land around them. There is beauty everywhere, despite human beings damned-ness to destroy or change the land to use for their own selfish advantage. It was not so long ago that we all respected our home, this land and felt as one with all upon it. I try to do my bit at home, planting a garden with wild flowers, hardy perennials, indigenous plants. My series There once was a garden attempts to document memories of many gardens where people have spent many hours planning and toiling, but now are lost to them, through death or moving. (click on individual images to enlarge and read captions)
SOLD – An intimate oil painting of a view from the artists’ Studio window which overlooks an alleyway, backyards and the East escarpment in Owen Sound.
The Bruce Trail, near Wiarton, on a winters’ afternoon hike.
Skye Lake, Bruce Peninsula in the Fall with waterlily leaves turning colour.
SOLD- Dramatic landscape at the edge of a pond on a summer’s day.
Beautiful garden with purple iris and golden rudbeckia. From There Once Was A Garden Series.
Orange, pink, red and white abstracted flowers in garden. From There Once Was A Garden Series.
Some new oils – from the top
SOLD-The herd – bison 12×24″There are several bison farms on the Bruce Peninsula.
Autumn on the water, 20×20″ oil on canvas A painting inspired by the brilliant reflections of Autumn leaves in cold dark water
a detail from “Clamming” oil on canvas 16×20″ Sauble Beach, Ontario, the gulls are waiting for the zebra mussels to be washed up onto the sand from the rough waters of Lake Huron
a detail from Geraniums on wood pile – oil on canvas 16×20″ My partner’s mother always had pots of bright geraniums at the family cottage. These were waiting to be potted up
SOLD-Thicket – oil painting 6×6″A small intimate painting of a thicket, full of colour
‘Elbow Lake, Kingston ON’ 11 x 15 inches
‘Point Los Lobos, California’ 7.5 x 11 inches
‘The Old House on the corner, Durham ON’ 7.5 x 11 inches
These small pieces are newer. I have been enjoying painting on gessoed paper. This makes the work easier to store as they are less bulky, however inventive display is needed to show the work. But super easy to frame, they just need a masonite board behind them and can be popped into a frame. Each piece can also be mounted onto a cradled panel, and it’s is ready to go!