When did you first become interested in art?
"Parvour" Oil on Canvas 30" x 40"
What are you working on right now?
A myriad of works, large, medium and small, on canvas, wood and plastic panels, in acrylic, casein and oil.
What mediums do you work with?
Oil, acrylic paint, acrylic ink, acrylic pens, casein and watercolour.
What inspires your work?
Two things: travel and museums.
What drives you to working large?
Often it is easier to work on larger paintings than it is on smaller ones.
"Roofton" Oil on Canvas 36" x 36"
Which artist/s have influenced your work the most throughout your career?
The Beaver Hall Group, the Group of Seven and the Post-Impressionists.
If you were not an artist, what would you be and why?
Probably a lawyer [100% of the time rather than 99% of the time] or an architect. Both of these disciplines are creative.
How has your artistic practice changed over time?
The subject matter which inspires me has changed by virtue of an overlay of my interpretation and imagination of it.
What is your dream project?
I’m living my dream!
What would you like others to know about your art that you think is unique?
Really nothing is unique, we are all a product of what has gone before us.
"The Entrance" Oil on Canvas, 30" x 30"
If you could give a younger artist some advice what would it be?
Devote 100% of your time to you discipline.
Can you tell us about the sacrifices and reward of a long artistic Career?
When you immensely enjoy what you are doing, there are no sacrifices and the rewards just keep coming.
What kind of experience do you want the viewer to walk away with?
“My art consists of 3 I’s [could also be “eyes”] … inspiration, interpretation and imagination. Reality inspires interpretation and imagination which result in great art.”