GMC-Attitude

GMC Attitude

2011, Oil on Canvas, 20” x 16”
This ‘bulldog’ of a front face and the rough and scuffed character of this truck speaks to its no-nonsense ways. Its' skin is scaled, its' body panels distorted and its' look aggressive, this is truly a truck with ‘attitude’. As a counter balance to these tough elements is the pink backdrop showing the ‘soft’ underbelly of this trucks' personality.

Big-Mac

Big Mac

2011, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 24”
This old work horse is wedged into the frame to emphasis its massive size. Long since retired and blinded by scavengers this old brute is tough and timeless. The colour composition is simplified and toned to balance the spectrum and give a sense of timelessness.

Chevy-Eyes

Chevy Eyes

2011, Oil on Canvas, 20” x 16”
Framed full frontage, this vintage truck has lost it headlights but gives an impression of looking into the viewers face. The colouring is softened to emphasize the friendly quality of the image and allow this subject to comfortably ‘observe’ its surroundings.

Dodge-Duty-Done

Dodge Duty Done

2011, Oil on Canvas, 20” x 16”
A simple painting of a long time work tool. This dented and rusty form with broken glass in a pale yellow setting is a truck in suspended retirement. Duty done, time is frozen, nothing expected, nothing asked…just existing.

International-Hauler

International Hauler

2011, Oil on Canvas, 20” x 20”
Not just a pretty face, this truck is as much a farmer as the men who drove her. Balance and calm are reflected through the simple harmony of shapes and the blending of muted primary colours. The front on image presents a forthright and honest character - an old friend.

RIO's-Watching

RIO’s Watching

2011, Oil on Canvas, 16” x 20”
This unusual truck is one of the first ‘cab-over’ body styles. This truck, more than others, has a flatter face and more ‘human’ personality. This aging red paint and the warmth of rust and gold ‘tan’ this old fellow while its wandering eyes pivot to capture the viewer.

Lost in the Woods

Lost in the Woods

2003, Oil on Canvas, 10" x 16"

'50-Merc

’50 Merc

1996, Oil on Canvas, 24”x18”
A cast off car exposed to wind has a melancholy overtone but its shapes, colours and bit of reflective gleam form remaining chrome transcend the object into sculptural forms. This painting lets the subject fill the image forcing the wind to round outside the frame. The ’50 Merc continues to defend its space and define its reality.

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.

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.

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