This is a 36×36 inch oil on canvas painting done in 1996. Lying on your back looking up through the trees at the clouds rolling by.
This piece is 24 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas, from 2002. The most common question I get from people is “what are those black lines”? They are power lines alongside the highway. The bottom right side triangular shape is the shoulder of the highway with the white painted line. Humanity is added to the equation instead of unspoiled nature by including the road and the power lines.
During the mid 20th century Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) was working hard to promote the ideal mid-century swinger lifestyle experience. Vancouver has many lozenge shaped buildings from this period. The elongated hexagon shape can be found all over the city to this day. The Electra Building was the big shining beacon over blocks of old wooden houses and started the obsession with this elongated hexagon shape. The Electra stands as one of the best examples of mid-century architecture in Canada.
This is a painting of the shadow cast onto the ceiling by a balcony. The shadow is upside down so the orange shape that looks kind of like a sun is actually a shadow of a plant pot with pieces of cutlery stuck in the dirt, can you see it? Of course the evenly spaced lines are the railing spindles and the large red shape is a plant in a pot. The smaller red shape must have been a towel or rag hanging on the railing. The shadow on the ceiling cast by this collection of mundane items was beautiful to me somehow and I painted it. The colours are inspired by a Kitsilano sunset.
Beaver Lake, located in Stanley Park in Vancouver BC, Canada is a favourite place and subject of mine.