My Aim As An Artist
Painting shapes in and out of the light is great fun especially when it captures the essence of what you are looking at.
I like using watercolour, acrylics and oils because the method of application for each is different and changes the results. Life drawing is also a favorite of mine - it's rewarding to get the energy and personality of the model you are drawing.
Also the challenge of painting the shapes and colour in the landscape before the light changes is something I look forward to trying.
My art career began when I was ten. My grade five teacher wanted to take home a painting I had done - which was surprising and encouraging. I took art classes through school and later, at the Vancouver Academy of Art along with various other art training courses but I am mostly self-taught.
Other interests of mine were woodworking and getting an education in philosophy, political and social studies at UBC and SFU.
My employment was primarily in the banking Industry and in transit. Now, I am a retired person looking forward to spending more time working on my art.
I am a member of the South Delta Artists Guild in Tsawwassen, B.C. My work can be seen there, in Gallery 1710.