Artist Statement CV

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work has evolved over the years but has always explored landscapes that combine imagery I've collected either through plein air studies, photos from my camera roll, remembered scenes and/or my imagination. My goals is to create views that evoke joy in others and provide an escape from reality with my stylized picturesque world.

For many years my paintings were constructed purely from my imagination in the form of bright colorful landscapes with a simplified, folk inspired sensibility. My current work is based on sources from the real world, such as the lakeside water views, and flower garden imagery.

The external inspiration is the starting point, but during the process of creating the work I change many of the details to suit the composition, looking for ways to add bright colors and interesting lines and mark making to accentuate elements within the view. My previous experience of working from my imagination informs many of those changes, so that I don't need to rely on the source materials, letting me freely adlib to find the rhythms within the image to serve the painting.

 

ARTIST C.V.

EDUCATION...

1986-1989 Graduate, Fine Arts Diploma Fanshawe

1995, 1998, 1999 Life drawing- Various Institutions

1997 Photoshop, Illustrator, Fanshaw College

PROFESSIONAL...

2000-2005 Graphic Designer, Maxill Inc, St.Thomas

2005-Present -Self Employed Visual Artist as SoloWorkStudio, -selling my original paintings and products globally via my website 

2014-2017 Represented by Montage Licensing USA

2017 Represented by MGL licensing UK 

2017-Present Represented by Art Licensing International USA

EXHIBITIONS...

1988 Hillary Gallery, London ON, Group Exhibition

1993 London New Art Festival, London ON- Group Exhibition

1993 Gibson Gallery, London ON, Group Exhibition

1995-1999 Artistix Gallery, London ON, Various Group & Solo Showings

1995 Gallery Ellipsis -Kitchener ON, Group Exhibition

1996 Interiors London -London ON, Group Exhibition

1998 OSA Juried Show -Toronto ON, Group Exhibition

1998 Gibson Gallery -London ON, Miniature Show Group Exhibition

1999 Glenhyrst Art Gallery Brantford ON, Group Exhibition

1999 Gibson Gallery, London ON, Miniature Show Group Exhibition

1999 Woolfitt Gallery, Toronto ON, Group Exhibition

2014 Paint Ontario, Grand Bend ON, Group Exhibition

2017-Present Museum London, London ON, Sales/Rental Gallery

2017-Present Art & Soul Cafe Port Stanley 

2017-Present Windjammer Inn, (intermittent) Solo show & Yearly Group Red Show

2021 Public Art Centre, St.Thomas ON, Collective Chemistry, Group Exhibition

2022, 2024 Paint Ontario, Grand Bend ON, Group Exhibition

2024 Gathered, Sparta ON, Featured Artist

2024 Muse Gallery, Museum London ON Featured Artist

 

 

Art Licensing

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