Painting

Painting became my passion the moment I first picked up a brush in 1988. Acrylic, oil, watercolour all have a place in my practice. I have divided this page in to exhibitions, newest first with additional images at the end because a creator, not everything I do fits into a neat package and some groupings take years to develop based on time, quantity, and more specifically, quality of the image. Subject matter varies from images addressing issues of masculinity, to landscape, a response to London's Regionalism, and pure abstraction. There is also a methodology at play from very scripted pieces to palette paintings, made spontaneously from the left over paint laid out during endeavours on larger paintings. Please enjoy these offerings and unless otherwise stated, all are available for sale.

Visual Elements 56 Woodstock Art Gallery

Woodstock, Ontario, 26 April - 25 June, 2014

Six Sentries, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas and Wood 54w x 15h x 2.5d Inches
Six Sentries, 2013
Acrylic On Canvas and Wood
54w x 15h x 2.5d Inches

The Sex Show


 Gallery 1313, Toronto, Ontario, February 6-16, 2014

 

Mount Eros, 2009 Oil on Re-Purposed Board 24w x 24h x 2d Inches
Mount Eros, 2009
Oil on Re-Purposed Board
24w x 24h x 2d Inches

 

Puddle, 2009 Acrylic on Collaged Paper 38w x 29h Inches
Puddle, 2009
Acrylic on Collaged Paper
38w x 29h Inches

On The Edge

Gallery in the Grove, Bright’s Grove, Ontario, Nov. 3 – Dec. 7, 2013

On The EDGE, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas and Board 34w x 24h x 1.5d Inches
On The EDGE, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas and Board
34w x 24h x 1.5d Inches

 

River Edged, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 72w x 36h x 2d Inches
River Edged, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
72w x 36h x 2d Inches

Pox, 2013 Acrylic on Found Board 48w x 48h x 1.25d inches
Pox, 2013
Acrylic on Found Board
48w x 48h x 1.25d inches

Thames River Drain Frame, 2013 Acrylic on Assembled Found Boards 31w x 35h x 2.5d Inches
Thames River Drain Frame, 2013
Acrylic on Assembled Found Boards
31w x 35h x 2.5d Inches

Thames River Drain, 2008 Acrylic on Assembled Paper 26w x 29h Inches
Thames River Drain, 2008
Acrylic on Assembled Paper
26w x 29h Inches

Third Street Bridge, 2011 Acrylic on Mylar and Collaged Paper 48w x 44h Inches
Third Street Bridge, 2011
Acrylic on Mylar and Collaged Paper
48w x 44h Inches

Division Tree, 2013 Acrylic on Found Board 21.375w x 21.675h x 3d Inches
Division Tree, 2013
Acrylic on Found Board
21.375w x 21.675h x 3d Inches

John Morisson's Lake Huron Sunset, 2013 Acrylic on Found Board 36w x 5h x 1d Inches
John Morisson's Lake Huron Sunset, 2013
Acrylic on Found Board
36w x 5h x 1d Inches

Copper Sun Day, 2013 Copper and Acrylic on Assembled Boards 9.25w x 42h x 2d Inches
Copper Sun Day, 2013
Copper and Acrylic on Assembled Boards
9.25w x 42h x 2d Inches

Island, 2013 Acrylic and Found Metal on Paper 19w x 14h Inches
Island, 2013
Acrylic and Found Metal on Paper
19w x 14h Inches

Field Daisies, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 16w x 12h Inches
Field Daisies, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
16w x 12h Inches

Breaking Boundaries, 2013 Acrylic on Linen 16w x 12h Inches
Breaking Boundaries, 2013
Acrylic on Linen
16w x 12h Inches

13.02.13, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 14w x 10h Inches
13.02.13, 2013
Acrylic on Paper
14w x 10h Inches

Onyota’aika Cliffs after Bernice Vincent, 2011 Acrylic on Paper 19w x 14h Inches
Onyota’aika Cliffs after Bernice Vincent, 2011
Acrylic on Paper
19w x 14h Inches

River Reflection, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 36w x 24h x 1d inches
River Reflection, 2011
Acrylic on Canvas
36w x 24h x 1d inches

Six Sentries, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas and Wood 54w x 15h x 2.5d Inches
Six Sentries, 2013
Acrylic On Canvas and Wood
54w x 15h x 2.5d Inches

Thames River Rebecca Road Lookout, 2010 Watercolour on Paper 14w x 19h Inches
Thames River Rebecca Road Lookout, 2010
Watercolour on Paper
14w x 19h Inches

Thames North Trailer Park, 2010 Pencil on Paper  14w x 19h Inches
Thames North Trailer Park, 2010
Pencil on Paper
14w x 19h Inches

Lake Huron Storm Warning, 2005 Oil on Paper 33w x 15h Inches
Lake Huron Storm Warning, 2005
Oil on Paper
33w x 15h Inches

Onyota’aika Cliffs (for Gloria Mulcahy), 2009 Pencil and Acrylic on Paper 4w x 3h Inches
Onyota’aika Cliffs (for Gloria Mulcahy), 2009
Pencil and Acrylic on Paper
4w x 3h Inches

Day Four Drain Thames River, 2009 Pencil and Acrylic on Paper 4w x 3h Inches
Day Four Drain Thames River, 2009
Pencil and Acrylic on Paper
4w x 3h Inches

Gifts of the Seasons

 Gallery in the Grove, Bright’s Grove, Ontario, Nov. 3 – Dec. 7, 2013

 

Big Bend Afternoon, 2007 Watercolour on Paper 9w x 7h Inches Produced 'En Plein Air' while canoeing along the Thames River
Big Bend Afternoon, 2007
Watercolour on Paper
9w x 7h Inches
Produced 'En Plein Air' while canoeing along the Thames River

 

Tributary, 2009 Acrylic on Paper 10w x 14h Inches
Tributary, 2009
Acrylic on Paper
10w x 14h Inches

Red Roof, 2009 Acrylic on Paper 10w x 14h Inches
Red Roof, 2009
Acrylic on Paper
10w x 14h Inches

 

River Valley Resting, 2009 Acrylic on Paper 10w x 14h Inches
River Valley Resting, 2009
Acrylic on Paper
10w x 14h Inches

 

Thames River City Drain Acrylic on Paper 14w x 10h Inches
Thames River City Drain
Acrylic on Paper
14w x 10h Inches

 

River Squared, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas Board 12w x 9h Inches
River Squared, 2009
Acrylic on Canvas Board
12w x 9h Inches

Framed, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas Board 12w x 9h Inches
Framed, 2009
Acrylic on Canvas Board
12w x 9h Inches

River Rail, 2009 Acrylic and Pencil on Paper 3w x 4h Inches
River Rail, 2009
Acrylic and Pencil on Paper
3w x 4h Inches

Started Ducks Thames River, 2008 Paper and Acrylic on Paper 9w x 6h Inches
Started Ducks Thames River, 2008
Paper and Acrylic on Paper
9w x 6h Inches

Northern Reflection, 2013 Acrylic on Found Board 13.75w x 10h Inches
Northern Reflection, 2013
Acrylic on Found Board
13.75w x 10h Inches

Evening Landscape in Two Tones, 2011 Acrylic on Paper 4w x 3h Inches [SOLD]
Evening Landscape in Two Tones, 2011
Acrylic on Paper
4w x 3h Inches [SOLD]

Infinity, 2013 Acrylic, Paper, and Wire on Paper 18w x 14h Inches
Infinity, 2013
Acrylic, Paper, and Wire on Paper
18w x 14h Inches

Washer Wheel, 2013 Found Washers and Acrylic on Paper 8w x 8h Inches
Washer Wheel, 2013
Found Washers and Acrylic on Paper
8w x 8h Inches

Square Divide, 2013 Found Metal and Acrylic on Paper 4w x 3h Inches [SOLD]
Square Divide, 2013
Found Metal and Acrylic on Paper
4w x 3h Inches [SOLD]

Colour Box 1, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 4w x 3h Inches
Colour Box 1, 2013
Acrylic on Paper
4w x 3h Inches

Circle Squared, 2013 Found Washers, Graphite, and Acrylic on Paper 4.5w x 7.5h Inches
Circle Squared, 2013
Found Washers, Graphite, and Acrylic on Paper
4.5w x 7.5h Inches

Post 1, 2012 Found Object and Acrylic on Paper 3w x 4h Inches
Post 1, 2012
Found Object and Acrylic on Paper
3w x 4h Inches

Post 2, 2012 Acrylic on Paper 3w x 4h Inches
Post 2, 2012
Acrylic on Paper
3w x 4h Inches

Crown of Thorns, 2010 Saw Blades and Acrylic on Paper 4h x 3w Inches
Crown of Thorns, 2010
Saw Blades and Acrylic on Paper
4h x 3w Inches

Quilted Landscape, 2012 Acrylic on Paper 3w x 4h Inches
Quilted Landscape, 2012
Acrylic on Paper
3w x 4h Inches

Love in the Long Grass Acrylic on Paper 3w x 4h Inches
Love in the Long Grass
Acrylic on Paper
3w x 4h Inches

Thames Journey

 Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, Ingersoll, Ontario, July - August 2011

Big Bend Resting, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 66w x 66h x 3d Inches
Big Bend Resting, 2011
Acrylic on Canvas
66w x 66h x 3d Inches

 

Thames River Moment, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 72w x 54h x 2d inches
Thames River Moment, 2010
Acrylic on Canvas
72w x 54h x 2d inches

 

Great Blue Heron over Thames River, 2011 Acrylic, Wood, Brass Screws, Stones, Wire, and Copper on Wood 55w x 44h x 4d Inches
Great Blue Heron over Thames River, 2011
Acrylic, Wood, Brass Screws, Stones, Wire, and Copper on Wood
55w x 44h x 4d Inches

 

William Lees Judson, Paul Peel, Philip Aziz, and Me, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 36w x 24h x 2d Inches
William Lees Judson, Paul Peel, Philip Aziz, and Me, 2011
Acrylic on Canvas
36w x 24h x 2d Inches

 

Kuhleborn 1877-2007, 2011 Paper and Acrylic on Paper 24w x 18h Inches [SOLD]
Kuhleborn 1877-2007, 2011
Paper and Acrylic on Paper
24w x 18h Inches [SOLD]

 

Canoe and Waves, 2010 Aluminum, Galvanized Wire, and Acrylic on Board 36w x 18h x 2d Inches
Canoe and Waves, 2010
Aluminum, Galvanized Wire, and Acrylic on Board
36w x 18h x 2d Inches

 

Thames River Canoe, 2008 Aluminum and Acrylic on Paper 5w x 3h Inches [SOLD]
Thames River Canoe, 2008
Aluminum and Acrylic on Paper
5w x 3h Inches [SOLD]

 

Evening Bridge Thames River, 2009 Acrylic on Paper 15w x 25h Inches
Evening Bridge Thames River, 2009
Acrylic on Paper
15w x 25h Inches

 

Thames River Bridge, 2009 Acrylic on Paper 14w x 19h Inches [SOLD]
Thames River Bridge, 2009
Acrylic on Paper
14w x 19h Inches [SOLD]

 

Passing By, 2009 Acrylic on Paper 14w x 19h Inches
Passing By, 2009
Acrylic on Paper
14w x 19h Inches

 

The Rivers Edge, 2010 Acrylic on Paper 30w x 22h Inches
The Rivers Edge, 2010
Acrylic on Paper
30w x 22h Inches [SOLD]

 

Rivers Edge, 2010 Willow Stick and Acrylic on Paper 30w x 22h Inches
Rivers Edge, 2010
Willow Stick and Acrylic on Paper
30w x 22h Inches

 

Thames River Memories, 2009 Acrylic on Paper 4w x 3h Inches
Thames River Memories, 2009
Acrylic on Paper
4w x 3h Inches

 

River Rail, 2009 Acrylic and Pencil on Paper 3w x 4h Inches
River Rail, 2009
Acrylic and Pencil on Paper
3w x 4h Inches

 

Day Four Drain Thames River, 2009 Pencil and Acrylic on Paper 4w x 3h Inches
Day Four Drain Thames River, 2009
Pencil and Acrylic on Paper
4w x 3h Inches

 

Onyota’aika Cliffs (for Gloria Mulcahy), 2009 Pencil and Acrylic on Paper 4w x 3h Inches
Onyota’aika Cliffs (for Gloria Mulcahy), 2009
Pencil and Acrylic on Paper
4w x 3h Inches

 

Thames River Reds, 2009 Acrylic on Paper 5w x 3h Inches [SOLD]
Thames River Reds, 2009
Acrylic on Paper
5w x 3h Inches [SOLD]

 

The Thames Revisited

One Dundas (Museum London), June 14 to July 18, 2008

This is the first painting completed following a canoe trip from the Forks of the Thames to Lighthouse Cover in 2007 that recreated a similar trip by William Lees Judson and Paul Peel in 1877. Here I am blending my work with masculinity - the nostalgic notion of boyhood adventure as illustrated through fishing imagery, each boy was encountered on the trip, catching minnows, fishing, and the final catch symbolically painted on bed linen.

Fleur et Poisson, 2008 Acrylic on Bed Linen 72w x 60h x 2d Inches
Fleur et Poisson, 2008
Acrylic on Bed Linen
72w x 60h x 2d Inches

Landscape, to Present

Valley Still, 2012 Acrylic on Paper 19w x 14h Inches
Valley Still, 2012
Acrylic on Paper
19w x 14h Inches

Straw Harvest, 2010 Acrylic on Paper 19w x 14h Inches
Straw Harvest, 2010
Acrylic on Paper
19w x 14h Inches

Tree Line, 2009 Acrylic on Paper 14w x 19h Inches
Tree Line, 2009
Acrylic on Paper
14w x 19h Inches

Thames River Rapids, 2009 Willow Stick and Acrylic on Paper 22w x 30h Inches
Thames River Rapids, 2009
Willow Stick and Acrylic on Paper
22w x 30h Inches

North of London, 1994 Found Wood and Metal, Brass Screws, and Oil on Board 24w x 36h x 6d Inches
North of London, 1994
Found Wood and Metal, Brass Screws, and Oil on Board
24w x 36h x 6d Inches

For Sale, 1992 Oil on Canvas 48w x 28h x 2d inches [SOLD]
For Sale, 1992
Oil on Canvas
48w x 28h x 2d inches [SOLD]

Abstraction, to Present

Seven Circle Pony, 2011 Acrylic on Paper 14h x 19w Inches
Seven Circle Pony, 2011
Acrylic on Paper
14h x 19w Inches

22 October 2011, 2011 Acrylic on Paper 3w x 4h Inches [SOLD]
22 October 2011, 2011
Acrylic on Paper
3w x 4h Inches [SOLD]

Forest, 2011 Acrylic on Paper 19w x 14h Inches
Forest, 2011
Acrylic on Paper
19w x 14h Inches

Abstraction in Two Parts, 2010 Acrylic on Paper 14w x 19h Inches
Abstraction in Two Parts, 2010
Acrylic on Paper
14w x 19h Inches

Seven, 2010 Acrylic on Paper 19w x 14h Inches
Seven, 2010
Acrylic on Paper
19w x 14h Inches

Golden Evening in Three Primaries, 2010 Acrylic on Paper 19w x 14h Inches
Golden Evening in Three Primaries, 2010
Acrylic on Paper
19w x 14h Inches

December 2010, 2010 Acrylic on Paper 14w x 19h Inches
December 2010, 2010
Acrylic on Paper
14w x 19h Inches

Figure and Fence, 2010 Acrylic on Paper 14w x 19h Inches
Figure and Fence, 2010
Acrylic on Paper
14w x 19h Inches

Hive, 2010 Acrylic on Paper 14w x 19h Inches
Hive, 2010
Acrylic on Paper
14w x 19h Inches

Space, 2009 Acrylic on Paper 19w x 14h Inches
Space, 2009
Acrylic on Paper
19w x 14h Inches

Blue Yellow Landscape, 2009 14w x 19h Inches
Blue Yellow Landscape, 2009
14w x 19h Inches

Red Divide, 2009 Acrylic on Paper 14w x 19h Inches
Red Divide, 2009
Acrylic on Paper
14w x 19h Inches

Masculinity, Gender, and Sexuality, 1992 to Present

Gradients, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 24w x 26h x 2d inches
Gradients, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
24w x 26h x 2d inches

30 Years of Pride, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 24w x 24h x 2d Inches
30 Years of Pride, 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
24w x 24h x 2d Inches

Epigenetic Family, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas and Board 72w x 36h x 2d Inches [SOLD - City of London Collection]
Epigenetic Family, 2011
Acrylic on Canvas and Board
72w x 36h x 2d Inches [SOLD - City of London Collection]

21st Century Boy Blue, 2010 Acrylic on Found and Assembled Board  47w x 63h x 4d CM
21st Century Boy Blue, 2010
Acrylic on Found and Assembled Board
47w x 63h x 4d CM

The Young Modernist, 2010 Acrylic On Paper 14w x 19h Inches
The Young Modernist, 2010
Acrylic On Paper
14w x 19h Inches

B is for Boy, 2010 Acrylic on Paper 19w x 14h Inches
B is for Boy, 2010
Acrylic on Paper
19w x 14h Inches

Rainy Day Boots, 2009 Acrylic on Paper 19w x 14h Inches
Rainy Day Boots, 2009
Acrylic on Paper
19w x 14h Inches

(Post)Modernist Thinking, 2009 Acrylic on Found and Assembled Board 36w x 24h x 2d Inches
(Post)Modernist Thinking, 2009
Acrylic on Found and Assembled Board
36w x 24h x 2d Inches

24 Hour Artist, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 48w x 72h x 2d Inches
24 Hour Artist, 2007
Acrylic on Canvas
48w x 72h x 2d Inches

Missing My Dad, 2005 Oil on Canvas 48w x 48h x 2d Inches
Missing My Dad, 2005
Oil on Canvas
48w x 48h x 2d Inches

Prodigy (Good Boy / Bad Boy), 1998 Oil on Paper 30w x 22h Inches
Prodigy (Good Boy / Bad Boy), 1998
Oil on Paper
30w x 22h Inches

I was An Alien, 1995 Oil on Paper 30w x 22h Inches
I was An Alien, 1995
Oil on Paper
30w x 22h Inches

The Mass of Men, 1994 Oil on Paper 14w x 18h (Approx.) Inches
The Mass of Men, 1994
Oil on Paper
14w x 18h (Approx.) Inches

Wishbone, 1994 Oil on Board 60w x 48h Inches
Wishbone, 1994
Oil on Board
60w x 48h Inches

Gone Hunting, 1994 Moose Antler, Bolts, Wallpaper, and Oil on Wood 86w x 116h x 36d CM
Gone Hunting, 1994
Moose Antler, Bolts, Wallpaper, and Oil on Wood
86w x 116h x 36d CM

Gone Fishing, 1993 Wallpaper, Fishing Rod, Hooks, Hand-Made Paper Figures, and Fish Stringer on Canvas 48w x 72h x 2d Inches
Gone Fishing, 1993
Wallpaper, Fishing Rod, Hooks, Hand-Made Paper Figures, and Fish Stringer on Canvas
48w x 72h x 2d Inches

Cowboy, 1993 Wallpaper, Childs Spurs and Cowboy Hat, Wood, Antique Nails, and Oil on Canvas
Cowboy, 1993
Wallpaper, Childs Spurs and Cowboy Hat, Wood, Antique Nails, and Oil on Canvas

Into The Light, 1991 Acrylic, Wire, Canvas, and Assembled Wooden Frame 26w x 84h x 18d inches
Into The Light, 1991
Acrylic, Wire, Canvas, and Assembled Wooden Frame
26w x 84h x 18d inches

Shame Equals Knowledge, Volume 2, 1991 Oil on Canvas 48w x 48h x 2d Inches
Shame Equals Knowledge, Volume 2, 1991
Oil on Canvas
48w x 48h x 2d Inches