My paintings are in the permanent collection of the City of Toronto. I’ve also sold to corporations like the Royal Bank and Versa Services –and to hundreds of private buyers everywhere I’ve lived.
Mostly self-taught, I began with small watercolours, then moved on to bigger acrylics. I’ve recently tried collage – drywall compound, carpet scraps, cardboard -anything really – to create a 3D effect, then painted the results – with interesting results.
I’ve taken part in One of a Kind, Toronto City Hall annual art show, Beaches Arts & Craft Show, Elora Art in the Yard (and Plein Air) and I started the Bloor West Village Art Tour (which is still running.)
Although I no longer have the energy for exhausting group shows, Local Pieces Gallery at 126 St. Andrew St. West, Fergus, Ontario is now selling my work.
And sorry, folks, as I am not a big fan of social media, you’re unlikely to find me on Instagram!
WHAT I’M PAINTING NOW
Besides finding inspiration in fishermen, I still occasionally undertake commissions. Here’s the third large acrylic canvas I’ve done for Miriam Foell, owner of Fergies, a popular food emporium in Fergus, Ontario
The first two depicted Fergies in summer and winter. The third one, (above) completed in October 2023, shows the scene in the fall. They are all on display inside the store. As I happen to live almost next door – on St. Andrew St, the main drag through Fergus -I’ve had plenty of opportunity to observe the comings and goings out front.
And Miriam’s little green van is so photogenic, it appears in all three scenes!
Check the store out at: fergies.ca
Below are some samples of my older work (all sold). Click on the images to make them bigger.