Abstract, Figure, Mixed Media, Painter, Portraits, Sculptor

North Battleford, Saskatchewan

Primarily an abstract painter, influenced by the simple yet deep texture of my prairie surroundings. In addition I work on steel and clay sculpture, keeping the simple forms of prairie landscape. My influences come from the colour field painters such as Mark Rothko and Helen Frankenthaler and abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Joan Mitchell. Colour and simplicity are my main concerns when painting and I like to use layers of paint, leaving a deep and hopefully mystical impression on the viewer. My sculptures are an extension of the simple forms of the painting in a more tangible medium. Lately I've extended my practice into figure and portrait work in addition to the abstract pieces.

 

Bio: 

 

I spent most of my adult life working as a mechanical technician then computer programmer in Ontario. I came originally from Hamilton, Ontario and lived in several communities working in technical positions. On retirement I moved to North Battleford to help with my family and have remained here since. Retirement gave me the opportunity to get heavily involved in the arts world and I spent time on the local arts board, joined Prairie Sculptors in Saskatoon and helped found the Arts Quest group in Saskatoon. Presently I'm a member of the ARC studio group in North Battleford.

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