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Tiger Flower
Oil on canvas, 16w x 20h

Refreshed by the morning dew, this Tiger Flower presents its glory amid foliage catching rays of the rising sun.


Submitted to the Federation of Canadian Artists Bloom Show 2024 in Vancouver. It will be for sale at the show.

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Morning Dew
Oil on canvas, 12w x 24h

Tiny droplets of dew coalesce, transforming the mundane and unnoticed into this beautiful pendant which, within its orb, brings the forest into focus.


May be viewed/purchased at the EJ Hughes Gallery Duncan, BC

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Bamboo Boy
Oil on Canvas, 16"w x 20"h Framed

After a day playing/working in the purple-hued soil of the highlands of the Luzon Island in the Philippines, this young boy pauses shyly behind a bamboo structure to cast his curious gaze at the camera. He is a member of the Aeta peoples, typically nomadic folk, who were among the first inhabitants of the Philippines but are slowly diminishing as others encroach on their traditional territory.

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Kitty
Oil on Canvas, 18"w x 14"h Framed

It seems, although unconciously, when I do a portrait I like to capture the essence of the expression which generally involves getting the eyes all but completed. This held true during the painting of this stunning cougar. Once the eyes were complete they seemed to captivate us and jokingly we referred to the painting as 'Kitty'. There are many other captions for this painting like 'Dinner Time' or 'Peek-a-boo' but 'Kitty' stuck. This cougar was tagged by the USFWS but I didn't include the tag.
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Elegance
Oil on Canvas, 12"w x 24"h Framed

When an orchid sits around the house for very long it begins to ask, in a low but persistent murmur, to be painted. In this painting, the elegance of the orchid is complemented by the cut glass goblet and the bottle subtly suggested with minimal definition. The background of black draped cloth stands in stunning contrast to the white blossoms and provides reflected light tinting those blossoms in the shadows.

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May be viewed/purchased at the E.J.Hughes Gallery, Duncan, BC

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Rambling Rose
Oil on Canvas, 14"w x 18"h Framed

Thinking about spring, it is always a delight to paint a floral. The daisy and the rose set into a simple drinking glass make a wonderful, contrasting arrangement; the white petals of the daisy stark against the dark background. The rose is center stage but sports the shadow of the daisy - the co-mingling of the two flowers.The spoon and glass represents the enjoyment of a simple meal while the quilt, on which the entire image rests, universally represents the practicality of warmth provided by a work of art.
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May be viewed/purchased at the E.J.Hughes Gallery, Duncan, BC

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Rathtrevor Lodge
Oil on Canvas, 20"w x 16"h Framed

Rathtrevor beach on Vancouver Island is a place I love to visit. When the tide is out, the beach is about 1/2 mile wide and those playing at the water's edge are but tiny specs from the shore. On the North side of the beach is this 'lodge' made from stacked driftwood. I liked the contrast of the majestic mountains across the water and the pile of flotsam on the shore. The trees represent the attempt of vegetation to flourish on the edge of the ocean as they battle the elements.

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Candle in the Wind
Oil on Canvas, 14"w x 11"h Framed

Barely hanging on, the remaining petals of this Cosmos flower offer up their beauty for us to share. (Click the image to enlarge)

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Power of Five
Oil on Canvas, 20"w x 16"h Framed

As we stand to cast our gaze on the grandeur of the majestic mountains and clear, cold lakes of Western Canada, at our feet are wondrous microcosms of untold beauty, often trodden under foot and ignored. This painting depicts just a few square inches of such beauty - the original flowers are just 1/2 inch across. I've entitled it 'Power of Five' because each flower has 5 petals, there are 5 flowers and it is a 5-power magnification. (Click the image to enlarge)

For those who are interested, the flower is a Geranium Robertianum. 

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World Apart - Fractured on the Surface; United at the Core
Oil on Canvas, 20"w x 16"h Framed

Evidenced by the shadow, a Maasai warrior stands guard over a fractured world, yet he is oddly invisible when the global surface reflects back to us the comfort of our own living room. (Click the image to enlarge)
Original digitally rendered image by Bertrand Benoit who collaborated on this project.


Awarded Honorable Mention in the 2020 Concept Exhibition held by the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC. 

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Fisherman
Oil on Canvas, 20"w x 20"h Framed

What has attracted the attention of this Chinese cormorant fisherman . The woven reed hat provides protection from the heat and glare of the sun as he goes about his business, whether on the shore or out on the water. Becoming a lost art, cormorant fishing is an ancient practice where cormorants are used to assist the fisherman.
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Cool Forest
Oil on Canvas, 24"w x 12"h Framed

We are all drawn to a flowing stream in the cool shade of towering trees, to sit on the rocks and enjoy the breeze and the smell of the leaves and soil. All the better if the sun is peeking through the canopy above, leaving the ground dappled with light. The mountains in this image are Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockes and a sister mountain south of Robson merged into this iconic backdrop. (Click the image to enlarge) 

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Shadows
Oil on Canvas, 10"w x 20"h Framed
(13 1/2"w x 23 1/2h including frame)

Throughout the spring and summer we had a variety of roses blooming cheerily around our property. Every few days I would place a few cuttings into a glass on the dining table. One particular evening when the dimmed spotlight over the table was shining on the roses I was struck by the beauty, not only of the rose, but of the shadows cast by the inner petals. This painting is my representation of that stunning image. (Click the image to enlarge) 

Awarded third place in the 2020 Shape and Form Exhibition held by the Federation of Canadian Artist, Vancouver, BC.

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SOLD - Goodbye My Friend
Oil on Canvas, 20"w x 16"h Framed

Sold at the Sooke Fine Arts Show 2019.

How often does our face express these same emotions? Sadness and longing for a friend now gone. (Click the image to enlarge)
Photo by Jojo Pensica, a Filipino amateur photographer who collaborated on this portrait. 

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SOLD - Communion
Oil on Canvas, 12"w x 16"h

Sold at the Sooke Fine Arts Show 2018.

This image is a study in contrasts: the dark background setting the two faces in relief, the age of the man set against the youth of the kitten, the affection of the human versus that of the animal - yet the communion is palpable.
This subject took on particular interest as the face of the older gentleman reminded me so much of my father-in-law in his later years. (Click the image to enlarge) 

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SOLD - Fall Bottle
Oil on Canvas, 24"w x 24"h Framed

Sold at the Sooke Fine Arts Show 2019.

The background and composition of this still life immediately caught my attention. As I painted it I became more attached to each leaf and berry and, of course, to the way the light hits the bottle. Each day I find the image more interesting. (Click the image to enlarge)

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SOLD - The Shop Keeper
Oil on Canvas, 16"w x 12"h

Sold at the Sooke Fine Arts Show 2018. 

What is she thinking? A sale gone awry? Some action meeting her disapproval? One can only guess. (Click the image to enlarge)

Photographer’s note - “This old lady tends her small thrift shop fronting a busy street in Baguio city. I sat down a few feet away to wait for an opportunity to take some photos of her. I love her face so much; reminds me of my own grandmother. She is an Igorot – a minority tribe in the Philippines living in the mountainous regions of the country.”
Photo by Jojo Pensica, a Filipino amateur photographer who collaborated on this portrait.

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Log Cabin
Oil on Canvas, 16"w x 12"h Unframed

This is the first in a series of log cabins that I will be painting. Two will be exterior views; one of those a winter scene. The other will be an interior scene looking through the beautiful living area out to a calm lake. All of these invoke a sense of pastoral relaxation which seems to draw all of us in. (Click the image to enlarge) 

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Jewel Weed
Oil on Canvas, 16"w x 20"h Framed 

This grouping of flowers was located in upstate New York. The majestic beauty of these blossoms belies the rather ignominious name of 'weed' - 'jewel' seems quite fitting. The multiple depths of focus make this a favorite. (Click the image to enlarge)

Awarded first place in the 2020 Bloom Exhibition held by the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC.


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Morning Mists in France
Oil on Canvas, 16"w x 12"h Unframed

The movement of the early morning light through the trees, the color of the hills and the whispy mist clinging to the fields make a stunning image in the orange and deep greens of the dawn. (Click the image to enlarge)  

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Ukrainian Church
Oil on Canvas, 16"w x 20"h Unframed

This is the St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in Tofield, AB, Canada as it stood in 1986. Since then the church has been modified and reoriented making this image unique. (Click the image to enlarge) 

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SOLD - Finger Lakes Cosmos (New York Aster)
Oil on Canvas, 16"w x 12"h Framed

The colorful edges of this beautiful Cosmos (of the Aster family) stand in bold relief against the out-of-focus background. Just a single flower - but speaks to the elegant adornment of our planet. (Click the image to enlarge) 

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SOLD - Muttart Rose
Oil on Canvas, 16"w x 12"h Unframed  

The beautiful rose grew in one of the pyramids at the Muttart Center in Edmonton in the middle of a cold winter. Amid the frost and snow just a few meters away it grew boldly and offered the hope of spring. (Click the image to enlarge) 

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Keeping Watch
Oil on canvas, 12w x 16h Framed

This piece was accepted into the Sooke Fine Arts Show, 2018.The gaze and the garb of the man in this image tells a story. The gold adornments and the sash would indicate a tribal leader, the ruddy complexion speaks of high altitude husbandry. The far off, comtemplative look seems to signal concern over an event occurring in the distance - perhaps an animal in trouble or an altercation among his people. (Click the image to enlarge)

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Moon Over a Lake
Oil on Canvas, 16"w x 12"h Unframed 

The reflected light on the fore side of the silloueted trees makes this a charming image. In a dimly lit room the moon seems to glow. (Click the image to enlarge) 

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Round Lake
Oil on Canvas, 16"w x 12"h Unframed

This image is a secluded cove in Round Lake in Ontario, Canada. The rust of the aging tree is a beautiful contrast to the vibrant greens of the foliage. (Click the image to enlarge)

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Lismore Castle
Oil on Canvas, 16"w x 12"h Unframed

Lismore Castle and its surrounding gardens are a must-see in Ireland. The juxtaposition of the beauty of nature against the man-made castle makes this a great composition as the castle seems to emerge from the very roots of the trees. Click the image to enlarge)

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