About Me

About Me

Where Fine Art Meets The Wild Side...

I am a self-taught Canadian Artist and have resided in the United States since the mid-80's. As a small child I was crazy about horses and not being able to own one I drew them instead.

Over time I branched out to discover the joy and satisfaction of capturing every animal's unique expression and personality through my paintings. I work mainly with acrylic but also sketch in color pencil and black and white. 

Thank-you and I'm grateful for your time in checking out my work. Enjoy!

My Artist Statement

Painting is like breathing to me. It takes me to my happy place and all worries melt away. I am inspired by the shadows and the light in a photograph along with the feeling expressed by the subjects eyes. Sometimes it's my own photo or one I find and if it moves me the right way it must go down on canvas. 

I begin by freehand sketching the subject on my canvas. Then with acrylic paints I begin with the mid range tonal value then apply my darks, blending and smoothing with a blender brush and at the same time I usually detail the eyes too. I will then start to apply the lighter values adding more details such as fur.... I then will move back and forth between darks and lights to create depth where needed. My goal is to do justice in recreating the magic and beauty of every animal. 

Not only do I do commission work but I also have some pieces for sale right here on my website. If you see one you like... you can buy it via Paypal and I'll have at your door in a few days. (depending where you live)

"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart.... go together."

John Ruskin

"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart.... go together."

John Ruskin

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