metamorphosis explores the
illusion, imagination and constantly changing character
of the west coast environment. These multi-media paintings
are inspired by the transformative process of the plant
and mineral world with its natural, spontaneous, original
and intriguing designs.
Designs inspired by west coast woodlands:
illusionary aspects of the play of light, textures,
wind and the seasons.
series of multimedia paintings embodies the elements
of "Tidal Landscapes" and introduces
another dimension: What the eye sees is only the top
layer of reality. "Beneath the Surface" integrates
the use of collage of acrylic ink on rice and tissue
paper with the mixed media of pastel, coloured pencils,
watercolour and acrylic on watercolor paper.
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Mixed media paintings based on the
tidal landscapes of Tofino and Denman and Hornby Islands.
The colours and shapes of the beach stone, tidepools
and the windy coastal forests, the play of the light,
the wind and the water continually shift and change
the forms—rearranging their aspect, altering their
Low tides on Vancouver Island provide
an endless source of visual inspiration: the rocks,
pools, grasses, mud, kelp, sand and sea; the constantly
changing tide and daylight create layers of colour,
texture, shape and light.
The colours and shapes of the beach
stone, tidepools and the windy coastal forests, the
play of the light, the wind and the water continually
shift and change the forms- rearranging their aspect,
altering their possibilities.
These paintings are based on live
model poses that range from 60 seconds to 15 minutes.
The figures are either solitary or sequential with the
figures moving and interacting with each other. Movement
is intrinsic to these figures because it describes change
and illustrates the possibility of influence.
These paintings explore the different
and changing perspectives that are inherent in human
interaction. They represent the dynamics between groups
of people and between the various facets of one person.