An experienced painter
A commitment to painting is one path of self-knowing, and learning never stops. My imagery derives from life, nature and significant events. I welcome art-interested people to explore my images, to visit my studio, my art and my environment.
Je peints avec passion, et j’enseigne avec plaisir. Mes thèmes trouvent leurs sources dans l’environnement, les événements et les éléments qui alimentent ma vie. Dans les montagnes, qui surplombent la vallée de la rivière Rouge, j’ai trouvé ce lieu d’existence qui m’appelle à la réflexion et la création.
What's new with me?
inspired to pack up and go / improvising day to day / observing and recording / applications of 'unctious' materiality
Q: to blog/or not?
Fire provides me with an enormous subject to explore - both visually and symbolically. Engrossing as my theme has become, however, my process advances in tiny steps, as painting has it's own rhythm, and its own time, and I have adapted to it. My explorations use mixed-media and oil paint, on wood, paper and linen grounds.
Observational sketching is a visual workout - sketching live models in the studio, or in public places is a frequently repeated activity. Improvement occurs by trial and error learning. No secrets here - the repetitive observation and recording, builds up a library of memory and image-making skills, that can be called upon later and applied in other works.
Generally, I like to work on a neutral or mixed colour base, but I wanted the challenge of trying a powerful ground. Landscapes, freed of 17th century rules, can go in many different directions. I interpret my surroundings - how I see them, not how I 'think' them.