In so doing... I hope to demonstrate my continued belief and contention that "making pictures" is yet another ... equally valid way of expressing one's self. While this "voice" is mute... when compared to the other, it is equally capable of stirring thoughts... and emotive responses such as passion. Like each of you... I simply live to search for better ways to improve this voice because you see... I choose to believe that my voice is unique. But then again... so is yours!!! Each of us quite simply sees the world through a set of eyes and with our very individual and complex brains try interpret and record in paint our impressions.
What I have to say may not be totally unique from the others who journey beside me, but what I have to say has always come from inside me alone. It represents my view of my inner "Universe". Through my paintings... my other "voice" I invite you to visit and to better understand my journey. Take what you will from what I show you. I offer it to all of you to enjoy and perhaps find who some worth in it that might inspire or encourage you.
Enjoy this current chapter which "journals" this newest chapter in my painting and life adventures.
Good Painting... to ALL!!
"Wind.. Water and Rock" - oil on canvas 8 x 10 inches
"TimersStands Still in the Islands" - three canvas triptych oil 6 x 36 inches
"Sunscape" - oil on canvas 20 x 16 inches
"My Tangled Garden" - oil on canvas 30 x 24 inches
"Comes the Morning, Delta Mill" - oil on gallery wrap canvas - 24 x 30 inches
"January Thaw, Rockport" - oil on oak panel 10 x 17 inches
"Spring... on the Run" - oil on canvas 24 x 20 inches
"Just Before the Run" - oil on canvas 8 x 10 inches
"Sunlit Point" - oil on canvas 11 x 14 inches
"Between Showers, Smuggler's Cove" - oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches
"First Ice, Smuggler's Cove" - oil on canvas 10 x 12 inches
"January Thaw, Oro" - oil on canvas 20 x 24 inches
Fred Guild's River Grandeur - oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches
"Island Belles" - three canvas triptych 12 x 34 inches
"River Dance" - oil on gallery wrap canvas 40 x 30 inches
This large canvas is the "tour de force" for the show. It represents all of the joy and majesty that the River offers each of us blessed to be raised on its shore. It really is a landscape
that can be found in so many places within the Thousand Island Archipelago. As well, it is a site which indeed repeats itself throughout the entire Frontenac Biosphere Reserve... from Algonquin Park through to the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York.
The playfulness of certain of the forms in direct contrast to the more realistic treatment of other forms I believe, demonstrates the varied ways that the landscape can be interpreted and painted. Despite the tension that this situation creates, the composition weaves it together in harmony and warm color.