Time to step away from the shoreline a bit and go into the woods. Landscape is where it all started for me and is my first love. I was a child of the woods having spent my formative years in the thick forests of Canada. I had a simple but fabulous tree house, just a crude platform really, in an immense and embracing tree. It was my tree of life and I'd sit on the platform for hours where I learned if you were quiet you'd see all sorts of life emerge in the forest: deer, rabbits, an occasional bear headed for the berry patch. I was surrounded by food...berries of every sort and there was a fresh water spring nearby that was so cold and sweet as it emerged from the rocks. All my fondest memories have been of the forest and it's embrace but life is full of adventures.
|October 30 x 22" watercolor|
In my landscape paintings and drawings I am exploring the question: How do you face the forest? Is it a wilderness, a blockade? Would you create your own path or look for a way in?
|Saplings 26 x 20" charcoal|
|Silver Birch 30 x 22" watercolor|
|Thicket 26 x 20" charcoal|
|Winter Woods 22 x 30" watercolor|