I love books. They are magical instruments that transport you into other worlds. I first experienced this magic with the Narnia books by C. S. Lewis. I believed there was a Narnia. Part of me, the creative part, still does believe and this painting is part of a continuing series depicting my vision of events in these beloved books. The Dawn Treader riding the waves is a scene from my imagination of what the movie version of the famous ship would look like riding proudly through the seas of Narnia.
The Dawn Treader was the first ship that Narnia had seen in centuries. King Caspian had built it for his voyage to find seven lords. They were very good men, whom his uncle, Miraz, banished when he took over the throne. In this...
Born in Saskatchewan and raised in Kingston, Ontario, I have been involved with art related endeavours my whole life.
My ambition is to portray the everyday beauty around us, to draw attention to the minutiae of life, to chase that elusive light, that illumination that fascinates me in paintings. I also wish to tell stories…. of people, books and places. The three separate series that I am currently working on are the ever changing and delightful Mill Creek in Orangeville, a narrative story of a fictitious couple, Jack and Anna and also a series portraying my interpretations of scenes from the Narnia books by C. S. Lewis.
Colour is my obsession and I am constantly experimenting and learning.
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