The beauty of painting is you’re giving a sensation parallel to life, describing something in paint which gives a different feeling than reality, yet paradoxically enhances the viewer’s experience of the world.Read More
I’ve been back at the easel for a couple days now after two weeks in Rome which we spent looking at art. As I mentioned in an Instagram post, it’s important as an artist to see great work in person, to learn from it, and aspire to it. It’s very centring and puts it all in perspective.Read More
Thirty five years ago, when I started painting still life, my biggest influences were painters such as David Hockney and Eric Fischl who are not even known so much for still life. I liked their style and contemporary approach.Read More
I spent 30 years painting still life and I started pursuing other subject matter a few years ago. I’ve been waiting to have something new to say about flowers.Read More
I believe in things that exist. When I paint a table of objects or a flower, they exist in light. So when I paint a magazine, it already exists. My looking at it, noting it, scrutinizing it, changes it. This has always been my subject. I don’t invent, I look. Things are transformed by looking.Read More
Welcome to my new website and blog. I’ll be posting my news here every few weeks.
2018 has been off to a good start. I painted one of the largest paintings of my career as a commission for The Bison Restaurant in Banff. The painting is based on a black and white image from a Robert Redford movie with Camilla Sparv from the 60s titled Downhill Racer.Read More