Designer, painter, sculptor, print maker and producer of fine art.
I am a practicing designer, painter, sculptor and digital print maker having received my BA from the University of Saskatchewan class of 1967. As a fine arts undergraduate, I studied under several of Canada’s leading painters and sculptors including Eli Bornstein, Otto Rogers, Ernst Lindner, Robert Murray & William Epp.
The intervening 40 years was a worldwide journey in the communication and design community creating everything from new products and advertising to world fair exhibits. A detailed business resume is available on request.
Today I paint full time in my studio overlooking Vancouver’s False Creek when I’m not scanning art & producing giclees for a select group of artists.
I’ve completed two thirds of my 5 year Mission Statement from July 2011:
“To explore and enjoy the evolution of my personal style and quality of work by completing 300 acrylic paintings by Aug 4, 2016, with the objective of bringing my artistic skills as a painter to a premium level, with work that is acceptable to better galleries world wide.”
My preferences are landscapes, urban and rural, executed in a realistic style with the occasional portrait to improve my skills in that area. As we are an extension of our experiences, my creations are often influenced by the often rigid rules of the graphic & industrial design industries that was my pre painting life. The canvases do not contain any inner dark feelings or intended to promote some social statement. I’ve simply tried to capture a moment in time from my ongoing travels, to be enjoyed by others in a bright, sometimes mystical but cheerful way. I like happy colours.
I have been juried into over 30 gallery shows over the past 5 years and received my Signature Status with the Federation of Canadian Artists in March of 2014. I hope you enjoy my art as much as I’m enjoying the process. Effective October 8th 2017 I will also be represented by the Lantzville Art Gallery, Danica Reyes www.lantzvilleartgallery.ca