In early 2017 I reawakened and loving better came to the forefront of my very existence. This meant developing myself in the areas of the 5 love languages, increased patience, studying concepts of transcendent/platonic love, and compersion. I have become acutely aware that friendships and relationships define me as a human and this inspiration catalyzed the creation of this series. Poetry and music have been created alongside all of these pieces as well. There are several pieces which could not be released because they are copyright for the textile market and there are several pieces underway. If you wish to purchase any size textile for this series contact me using the button at the top of the page. I hope you enjoy what’s to come!
When Norman R. Brown and I embarked on a portrait project together at UniCity in downtown Peterborough in December 2016, neither of us knew what would entail. The individuals we asked to participate showed us the depth and beauty that is capture-able when all parties are inspired by the process. The works are exploratory and unique in style and subject and many pieces created are now in private galleries. The most influential turning point was Courageous Bold drawn and painted free-hand. There will be more to come!
Everyday I have to live with the reality that to create art means to teleport your soul through the finite vessel known as your body, time will burn away physical existence while your soul is imprinted into worldly existence. Around 2002 I stumbled across my brother’s shoe box of high quality oil paints and brushes. I started painting on paper and quickly learned that canvas is the place for oil paints. Along the way, I not only started painting more often, I also started collecting and spending time with Canada’s best fine artists: namely: Norman R. Brown, Tim Packer, John Lennard, Eduard Gurevich, Chris Morton, and the Morrisseau family. Their works and teaching inspired me to embark on new tides of exploration. In December 2016, Norman and I embarked on a portrait project with Canada’s most remarkable women to capture their inspiration and place it on canvas. This series is currently in private galleries as a showpiece to what’s next. This period alone (since 2016) has sparked the greatest transition in my works to-date. “Intransition” is not a properly defined word, by combining the words transition becomes indefinite and constantly changing.