48 x 36 feet, acrylic on Cradled wood panel.
The title for this piece is from a Robert Frost Poem.
Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
FOR SALE, in artist's collection$3300 Canadian.
Foremost, Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 36 SOLD
My grandmother Catherine was born near Foremost, Alberta. Those prairie towns have the best, optimistic names. Yet it wasn't an easy place for those farmers. When you visit the old farmstead you still see vast acres of land, with few fences. I like the way the clouds billow in. It makes you realize that we are just a small part of the entire picture.
Thanks to Bluerock Gallery this painting has a new Home!
Sun Shadows 48 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas
"I lift up my eyes.." One of the reasons why I am a landscape painter is the connection and emotion that the land gives to me. I feel a part of something which is beyond myself. I recognize the sacredness of these different spaces and try to catch that spiritualism in my paintings.
Available from Artist. $3300
More Than Meets the Eye, acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 48.
The sky isn't a flat plane, it's a dome. The clearness of the this sky is contrasted by the shadow lands below.
This painting is available through artist.
Nurtured By the Golden Sun 36 x 60.
I was driving on my way home when I had to pull over to take this picture. The colours in the sky were amazing. The photo was taken in Nose Hill Park, which is close to my home. I like the abstract quality of this painting--where the paint surface is built up.
This painting is available through artist
Fantasy, My Sky24 x 30Acrylic on Canvas
James Keelaghan has a song called, "Under My Skies". That is what I was thinking when I painted this one. Under my skies there is a lot of prairie drama. There is movement, change and colour. This painting received First Place, Fantasy landscapes at American Artist Awards, 2013.
Available at Mountain Gallery.
Through, Acrylic Canvas Glued to Board18x24
I painted this when I was away from home. Sometimes that distance is important in a painting. When I am elsewhere I get homesick for my skies. This is a common motif that occurs in my work-- windbreaks of trees set against the Sky. The break in the trees acts like a portal into what is beyond.
Thanks toMountain Galleries this painting now has a home.
High Summer, Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 36" $1800
I love painting those billowing clouds as they swing across the sky. There might be the promise of rain in them. In this picture I was focusing on the aerial perspective, in both the landscape and the sky-scape. The brush strokes are bold and the paint thick. This is how I like to paint.
Above it All 12 x 16 Acrylic on Frederix Linen Panel $800
The trees are leaning in for the drama. The clouds are gathering.
For this painting I was experimenting with a new substrate. Although linen is more expensive, it is a beautiful surface to paint on. I like how the paint piles up onto of the support. In this painting I was also experimenting with using a limited palette. I used orange and Blue, focusing on the neutrals that those two colours created.
Looking Beyond24 x 28Acrylic on Canvas $1800
I am inspired by the land around me. Many of my paintings are based on Nosehill Park, which is located a few km from my home. It also is right in the city of Calgary, Alberta. In this image the trees group together at the top of the hill. By prairie standards, they are tall. Yet,as they are dwarfed by the clouds and sky above, you end up looking beyond.
This painting is available at Rouge Gallery.
Bigger Than 20 x 28 Acrylic on Canvas
I am in love with those Alberta Skies. They go forever. These are the skies I live under and could paint forever. There is a life time of inspiration in them.
Available through artist.