Georgian September Winds
24" x 24" oil on canvas
I love the winds of the Georgian Bay! They move me. They caress me. They stir my very soul! As those winds blow across the vast body of water it picks up the smell and spray of the waves and carries me away, how I love the winds of Georgian Bay
The Far North.
40" x 48" oil on canvas
Now available after returning from a private exhibition.
The Far North is from the James Bay area and is meant to capture a moment of the Northern Ontario experience, far from man's foot print.
Looking back over my career in art I have to say that one of the most memorable paintings for me is this one shown: The far north.
When I painted this I was just venturing out into the full time world of art and it was a vast uncharted experience for me. i was nervous, terrified (actually) and yet I had all the excitement that any traveller in a strange land would have. I was venturing out to a landscape that could make me or break me. I left a secure job at a major financial institution and had a family/mortgage to be concerned about.
I received this painting back from an exhibition recently and all of those memories flooded through my mind.
I'm glad I made that move, five years later, no regrets and it has been a learning path every step of the way. I look forward to where it goes from here. I trust God every day for his provision and he has never let me down.
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.