Nominated for the Salt Spring National Art Prize. One of 52 works selected from over 1,367 entries.
Ten day artist residency under the mentorship of Harold Klunder & Ciara Phillips.
Project grant used to hire a model for an extended portrait study.
The guiding principle of my art is the need to work from life. My main practices are painting and drawing and my primary subject is portraiture. I thrive in open life drawing sessions and have worked with over 25 models in private portrait sessions. My work is a return to the modern expressionist tradition and speaks directly to the art of Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Doig and Dorothy Knowles. I align myself with modern Canadian landscape artists like Dorothy Knowles because, like her, I am working from life, yet I am aware of and in conversation with the ideas born of abstract expressionism.