Paintings

A collection of my paintings from the past 15 or so years.

Type
Illustration, art, painting, fine art

Many of my summers were spent in Southern Ontario's cottage country, where the brilliant sunrises over the lake were rivaled only by the subtly vibrant sunsets through the trees. This piece was done for a charity auction in Ottawa, Ontario. (acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24")

I love painting trees, especially conifers and birch... they remind me of winter. (acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36")

'Do What You Love' (acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24")

This is a mixed media piece, though it's hard to see from here. It's an abstract landscape of the sunset along the beach at Port Credit, Ontario. (acrylic on cardboard, 36" x 36)

A Southern Ontario birch forest. (Triptych, acrylic on cork panels, 60" x 24")

A view from the snowmobile in Turkey Point, Ontario. (acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16")

The Cascade Mountain Range at sunset, as viewed from the Seattle area. (acrylic on canvasboard, 20" x 12")

I love doing type illustration, and for this project, I decided to embellish one of my recent creations with colour and pattern. (Acrylic on masonite, 30" x 16")

A simple test piece to capture the beachy colour scheme I was trying to perfect for another painting. (Acrylic on cardboard, 12" x 24")

I was practicing watercolour and the use of neon paints in this piece. (Watered-down acrylic on watercolour paper, 8.5" x 11")

I love seagulls, so I decided to paint one. (Mixed media collage + acrylic on masonite, 11" x 8.5")

This piece was recreated on canvas (taken from the original digital sketch) for a showing of my bird-themed work in Seattle. (Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48")

This was another piece that I recreated for that bird-themed art exhibition... the original work was a pencil sketch, which was then turned into a pen + marker drawing before entering its final iteration of a large painting. (Acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36")

The first panel of a bird-themed diptych using a colour-block background technique; this one is titled 'The Crow'. (Acrylic on canvasboard, 12" x 18")

The second panel of the bird-themed diptych, titled 'The Wren'. (Acrylic on canvasboard, 12" x 18")

One of my earlier pieces (from my teenage years) that had no advanced planning, no concept sketches, and no forethought; I simply dipped my brush in paint and let my mind wander. (Acrylic on canvasboard, 8.5" x 11")

This was an early piece as well, and was probably done before I entered my teen years. (Acrylic on masonite, 24" x 18")

I have aspired to paint like Robert Bateman since I was little- his attention to detail, the realism he achieves, and the natural feel to the paintings have changed the way I look at art. This piece was done during my teenage years, when I was really getting the hang of painting fur and feathers up close; it was featured in a juried art exhibition in my hometown of Simcoe, Ontario, at the Lynwood Art Gallery. I was in the exhibition when I was 17, and was alongside other local wildlife artists that were well into their older years, with lifetimes of painting under their belts. (Acrylic on masonite and mounted on wood, 12" x 15")

The piece that really started it all- it was my grade eleven art project, and it took about six months to complete. In those months, I was frequently becoming frustrated with how long it took to complete and how much time I was devoting to it, but fought the urge to give up halfway through. I ended up entering it into the 1997 Ducks Unlimited wildlife art competition that was being held in Norfolk County, where it was judged against thirty other pieces before being awarded the grand prize. ('Early Risers', acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18")

'Dance Under the Stars', a very quick and very quirky piece using only two colours and the 5-year-old-approved fingerpainting technique. (Acrylic on masonite, 8" x 11")

A group of artists and I got together one night to come up with as many quick designs as we could for a previously chosen theme; this was one of my favourites. (Watercolour and indian ink on cardboard, 8" x 8")