Painting near the Malkow lookout in the Bulkley Valley.

Here, the mountains rise like mythical gods-- the town of Smithers bowing humbly at their feet.    Foothills, patchworked with spruce, pine and poplar, light up like a reverential mosaic as Fall descends.  Single trees stand tall with a personality and form all their own.  In a burst of sacrificial colour they offer their foliage to the Mountains in the ritual of the season.

These paintings attempt to distill the essence of the mountain scenery into its elemental forms and colors.  Here, I am trying to do more than capture a scenery or a moment-- I am struggling to understand the fundamentals of the land.  In these paintings I use the forms, symmetry and lines of a tree as a lens to see the world.  The stained glass, woven effect that results is a metaphor, like the windows of a Church.  The flowing lines represent the inextricable interconnectedness of everything from the trees , earth, sky and people.  I hope to show the blurred oneness of every part of the painting's world.


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title:Autumn Hills and Trees
acrylic, on canvas

22 x 28
Creation:
October 2004
Price: $375

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See me working on the original draft in photo left. A general mountain scene inspired by the view near Malkow's Lookout.

     

title: Stages on Life's Way
acrylic on canvas

18.5 x 29.5
Creation:
October 2004
Price:
$400

Inspired by the landscape and by my friend's interpretation of the poem "The Hound of Heaven".  The title comes from the Kierkegaardian work of the same name.

     


title: Burning Bush
acrylic on canvas

24x30
Creation:
October 2004
$600

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Comissioned by my uncle, a minister, in Scotland.  The burning bush is the emblem of the Church of Scotland.

     



title: Telkwa Trees
STUDY acrylic, on canvas

8x10
Creation:
October 2004
Price: $40
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title: Study: Burning Bush
acrylic on canvas

8 x 10
Creation:
August 2004
Price: $40

SOLD

     



title: Babine Tree
acrylic on canvas

10x30
Creation:
October 2004
Price: 150$
SOLD

 


title: Study: Autumn Hills
acrylic on canvas

9 x 11.5
Creation:
October 2004
Price: $40

SOLD

     
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