Dots and Dashes


Life Drawing

Most of my life drawings are pencil or charcoal but when I see a pose that really catches me I pull out the watercolours and get the image down in 20 minutes. It’s fast and loose, 20 minutes isn’t much but I think it creates some of the best work I produce.
Layed Back

Crimson Nude hd

Pukaskwa Series 1

Remote and wild… my artist in residence stays in Pukaskwa still inspire my work. I’ve been thinking of doing a series of small oils of the area and this is the first. Much of my time was spent kayaking the area so there will be lots of rocks and water.
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Dry Pastels

I’m still new to dry pastels and trying to figure out how it best works for me, trying to stay loose while adding some colour is the goal for now…and it seems to be working.


Sunbow River

We often kayak to this spot, it’s a small, winding river with the boreal forest closing in on the banks. It’s a small oil 9″x12″

Sunbow River hd

Cottage commission

Commissions are not always easy since you’re constrained in both the subject matter and sometimes the medium and style. This one was different, a property with interesting rock features and evening shadows that begged to be painted. It’s oil on canvas 18″x24″ and has a happy owner on the north shore of Lake Superior.


An oil 48″ x 30″, sunset over the trees with the last rays just catching the fields of grass. The focal point is the field of poppies leading into the distance so little detail went into the barns perched over the valley.


Pastels Nudes

A couple of pastel nudes from life drawing, both are 20 minute poses. This model always manages to strike a pose that just wants to make you get it down on paper, a powerful body with flowing curves.

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