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 moves….
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.
Dramatic landscape at the edge of a pond on a summer’s day.
Huge white “Casa Blanca” lilies from the Larkwhistle gardens, Bruce Peninsula
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.
Skye Lake, Bruce Peninsula in the Fall with waterlily leaves turning colour.
The herd – bison 12×24″ There are several bison farms on the Bruce Peninsula.
“Bower” 30×24″ oil on canvas A memory of sweet scented June flowers
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
Thicket – oil painting 6×6″ A small intimate painting of a thicket, full of colour