Artist’s Statement (Landscapes)

My landscape paintings are both a study of the physical and metaphysical. The earthly dimension and the unseen dimensions of light are a source for my creativity. I strive to depict the beauty and colour of our natural world infused with the multidimensional reality of light.

With expanded awareness, a powerful silence is perceived underlying the creative energy of nature and within that silence, an intrinsic vibration of light. Sometimes when I am out in nature I can “see” the vibration of creation and everything is just particles of light massing together to form objects. I witness the deconstruction of form into the formless and back into form again. I am inspired by nature; deconstructing trees, hills and sky into colour, lines, form and space.

Using acrylic paint, I attribute the evolution of my style to this medium.  The essential quality of this paint, the fact that it dries so fast, opens the artist to other means of expression apart from realism.

I am strongly influenced by artists who blend their artistic world with their spiritual world although I cannot see a separation between the two. Canadian artists such as Lawren Harris and Emily Carr whose art making was a part of their spiritual journey; Russian born Mark Rothko who developed a powerful luminosity to his work as he worked in abstraction and expressionism; Norval Morrisseau, who originated the woodland style of painting depicting the spirit within humans and animals, and Georgia O’Keefe, who was a master of colour, and changed forever our perception of the intimate world of flowers.