Molecular Regeneration

Molecular Regeneration

2012, Oil on Canvas, 40" x 30"

For Horsemen

For Horsemen

2012, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 18"

Cosmic-Consciousness

Cosmic Consciousness

2010, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 48”
As much a portrait as a figurative concept, this work transcends the role of being and explores the depth of mental constructs. Theoretical physics uses mathematics to define reality while art uses visualizations.

Waiting

Waiting

2009, Oil on Canvas, 40” x 30”
This painting introduces a person awaiting her future. Her optimism shines with the yellow bag and the stairs structure her future forward out of the frame.

Relativity

Relativity

2010, Oil on Canvas, 48” x 24”
Einstein proved you can lose your luggage in one century and arrive in another. If you travel really fast you can warp time. So hang onto your stuff…

The Writer

The Writer

2010, Oil on Canvas, 60” x 36”
This painting has 2 light sources to define 2 times, industrialism and post-industrialism. The table lamp is paired with the Underwood and the blue iridescence with cyberspace. We are defined by our time…

God's-Job

God’s Job

2012, Oil on Canvas, 30” x 30”
The great mystery of existence has puzzled mankind for all time. This image is one potential answer – God’s a welder building galaxies!

First-In

First In

2010, Oil on Canvas, 20” x 24”
This painting was inspired by the actual child’s mining helmet. The seasoned miners used to send children into fresh blastings. The lamp is coal-oil fueled and an open flame gives light but also danger of dust explosions. The helmet is included with purchase of the original painting.

Internal-Combustion

Internal Combustion

2011, Oil on Canvas, 72” x 48”
This large work is one of several that address climate change. The contraption is a symbolic representation of internal combustion powered transportation. The fragility of the driver seat and the unprotected exposure on this beast emphasizes the ultimate risks of this type of machine.

Aerodrome Set

Aerodrome - Set

2012, Oil on Canvas, 3 x 24” x 24”
The Aerodrome set of 3 paintings has a continuous backdrop rendered in sepia tones of a skyscape and abandoned airport. The toy aircraft are each in a primary colour delivering a very constrained pallet for each canvas. The effect is quite surreal.

Aerodrome 1

Aerodrome (Frame 1)

2012, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”
This first in a 3 part composition is the darkest in its tone with the symbolic toy bomber.

Aerodrome 2

Aerodrome (Frame 2)

2012, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”
This middle image is the core of the Aerodrome with a control tower and terminal. The yellow bi-plane is a toy of a flight trainer and less alarming than the initial part of Aerodrome.

Aerodrome 3

Aerodrome (Frame 3)

2012, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”
The final statement of Aerodrome are the 2 red toy stunt planes on the hanger-line backdrop.

Intolerance

Intolerance

2008, Oil on Canvas, 72” x 48”
To express intolerance is to turn your back on the potential for finding beauty. This painting’s symbolic imagery shows a distain expressed towards a hooded youth as the crowd turns from finding beauty symbolized by woman.

The-Declaration

the Declaration

2010, Oil on Canvas, 48” x 36”
All declarations, good or bad, result in a change. This portrait of Brittany publically declaring her marriage is a warm hearted rendering of the concept of ‘the Declaration’ in our social makeup. Her audience is clearly off frame and they are everyone so she needs the microphone.

My Precious

My Precious

2011, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 18"
The quest for possessions in a materialistic society is represented by this unlikely longing by a sea creature for an antique toy car. This image invites the viewer to ask the question, the strange desire and the concept of ‘needs verses wants' .

Latenight Cafe

Latenight Café

2008, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 60”
Fatigued at the end of an elegant evening. This portrait has a melancholy undertone that invites speculation on the events of the evening or the withdrawn bearing of the model. Emotions seem to be in suspension.

Dolls

Dolls

2010, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36”
This painting reflects some of the female experience. The infinite beauty, the stern manager, the joker, the baby and the baby doll.

Suspended-Animation

Suspended Animation

2011, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 18”
This is a boy’s toy that at the time of dark, all movement stops. Gold strands suspend the car with care in a precious moment of childhood.

Two-Roads-Divide

Two Roads Divide

2010, Oil on Canvas, 34" x 48" sold
Domestication represented by the floating silver tea set is being questioned by the young model. What decision will she make?

Tribe Rules

Tribe Rules

2008, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”
This painting is an image that translates the concept of sectarian dogma to canvas. The formal head-ware, tattooed eyelids and nose ring completes the package. This young woman could be just as, or more wonderful without centuries old ideas limiting her potential.

No-Angel

No Angel

2008, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 48”
The ghost image of a child in the lower left could portray his lost innocence or his evil side. The secretive nature of his membership is represented by the locked shed.

Audition---New-York

Audition - New York

2009, Oil on Canvas, 30” x 40”
The peak of the performance world is riddled with danger. This spooky concept of a fearless ballerina on the Chrysler Building’s gargoyle is symbolic of taking the artistic risk.

Cat-Nap

Cat Nap

2009, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 30”
The surreal suspension between sleep and wake is where dreams are best. This image floats the cat above the sofa while the figure drifts on a dream.

out of the ashes

From the Ashes

2003, Oil on Canvas, 18” x 18”
A painting to reflect nature's renewal after the devastating 2003 forest fire in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Vacation

Vacation

2010, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 30”
The view of youth from advance years has a bitter-sweet taste. This image is an acknowledgement that the eyes never age one’s perception of the world. But others can see the difference…

Transport-Circa-1940's

Transport circa 1940

2011, Oil on Canvas, 30” x 40”
This painting is more a vision than an envisioning. The prospect of our culture-clutter becoming the artifacts of future fascination is in itself fascinating. The stranger the artifact is, the more prominent its place of display. The use of the dilapidated truck set as a museum feature says to the viewer ‘what is common will become a curiosity’. We only exist in our time/place.

Road's-End

Road’s End

2012, Oil on Canvas, 30” x 30”
The sun is setting on the automobile as we know it. Heavy metal beasties are abandoned.

Innocence Abandoned

Innocence Abandoned

2011, Oil on Canvas, 48” x 60”
Nature dominates this work as the figure stands unshielded on the verge of innocence lost.

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