Land and Sky

Aira

Sky Moving - 36x50, oil on mylar

Sky Moving

36x50, oil on mylar
Westerly - 36x48, oil on mylar

Westerly

36x48, oil on mylar
Gentle Breeze - 36x48, oil on mylar

Gentle Breeze

36x48, oil on mylar
August Storm - 36x36, oil on mylar

August Storm

36x36, oil on board
Thunder - 36x36, oil on board

Thunder

36x36, oil on board
Sunset Quiver - 33x36, oil on mylar

Sunset Quiver

33x36, oil on mylar
Garden Rhythms 1 - 24x25.5, oil on mylar

Garden Rhythms 1

24x25.5, oil on mylar
Garden Rhythms 2 - 24x25.5, oil on mylar

Garden Rhythms 2

24x25.5, oil on mylar
Airborne 1 - 8x8 mixed media on mylar

Airborne 1

8x8 mixed media on mylar
Airborne 2 - 8x8 mixed media on mylar

Airborne 2

8x8 mixed media on mylar
Airborne 3 - 8x8 mixed media on mylar

Airborne 3

8x8 mixed media on mylar
Airborne 4 - 8x8 mixed media on mylar

Airborne 4

8x8 mixed media on mylar
Airborne 5 - 8x8 mixed media on mylar

Airborne 5

8x8 mixed media on mylar
Airborne 6 - 8x8 mixed media on mylar

Airborne 6

8x8 mixed media on mylar
Airborne 7 - 8x8 mixed media on mylar

Airborne 7

8x8 mixed media on mylar
Airborne 8 - 8x8 mixed media on mylar

Airborne 8

8x8 oil and china marker on mylar
Airborne 9 - 8x8 mixed media on mylar

Airborne 9

8x8 oil and china marker on mylar

Aira: of the wind

An invisible breath moves my world. Outside my studio window the clouds move across the sky, my garden dances to a mysterious rhythm, and the water surface on the bird bath ripples.
The Aira series, created with oil stick scribbles like a gesture drawing, captures fleeting impressions of my continuing fascination with mystery, movement, energy, and light.

Gestural Paintings (selected work)

Cloud Gesture

30x40, oil on mylar

Cloud Gesture #2

30x40, oil on mylar

Daylily

30x30, oil on mylar

Mist over the Meadow

30x40, oil on mylar

Night Passing #1

16x20, oil on mylar

Night Passing #2

16x20, oil on mylar

Orchard #1

16x20, oil on mylar

Orchard #2

16x20, oil on mylar

Orchard #3

16x20, oil on mylar

Orchard #4

16x20, oil on mylar

Orchard Blooming

30x30, oil on mylar

Reaching for Daylight

30x40, oil on mylar

Sunset Quiver #2

30x30, oil on mylar

Gestural Landscapes (in progress)

Clouds in Winter

12x12, oil on mylar

Winter Night

12x12, oil on mylar

Clouds Moving

36x48, oil on mylar

Trails in March

20x24, oil on mylar

Trails in April

20x24, oil on mylar

Storm Clouds

24x24, oil on mylar

Garden in the Wind #1

30x30, oil on mylar

Garden in the Wind #2

30x30, oil on mylar

Mostly Yellow

30x30, oil on mylar

Sky Dance

36x36, oil on mylar

Autumn Stream

30x36, oil on board

Beach

11x14, oil on mylar

Clouds Moving 2

36x36, oil on mylar

Clouds Passing

11x14, oil on mylar

Coast

20x24, oil on mylar

Escarpment

11x14, oil on mylar

Grey Hills

8x10, oil on mylar

January Night

8x10, oil on mylar

My Lake in Sun

36x36, oil on mylar

Orange Sky

11x14, oil on mylar

The Bay

16x16, oil on mylar

This Winter Passing

36x36, oil on mylar

Was That Lightning

24x24, oil on mylar

Where We Skated

16x20, oil on mylar

Winter

16x16, oil on mylar

Winter Sunset

8x10, oil on mylar

Yellow Floating

30x40, oil on mylar

Ingersoll Commute (selected work)

Easthill Oil

8x8, oil & collage

Thursday Afternoon

8x8, oil & collage

Picket Fence and Lilacs

8x8, oil & collage

Winter Oil

8x8, oil & collage

Quick Storm

8x8, oil & collage

Heather Swims at Lunch

8x8, oil & collage

Three Clouds

8x8, oil & collage

Halls Creek

8x8, oil & collage

Centerville Pond

8x8, oil & collage

Rainy Drive

9x9, oil & collage

Beachville Lime

9x9, oil & collage

Detour

9x9, oil & collage

Riding with Norma

9x9, oil & collage

School Bus Shelters

9x9, oil & collage

Ricky Left His Mark

9x9, oil & collage

Rain Cloud

9x9, oil & collage

November

12x12, oil & collage

Last Pink Cloud

12x12, oil

Strange Cloud

16x16, oil & collage

Behind the School Bus

18x18, oil & collage

Snow Cloud

30x30, oil & collage

Ingersoll Commute

(selected work)
For many years I have driven from Woodstock to Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre on my favourite back roads. Ingersoll Commute is a series of paintings created from memories and impressions of moving through that space. Rather than seek the specifics of any one view or place I have let the work lead me to these stored interior landscapes.
My paintings continue to evolve and emerge from the multiple layers of marks, scribbles, scratches and collage. Although collage is not new to me for this series I have used saved pieces of past work created during the years of the commute further unearthing memories of that time and space.

Sky over Garden (selected works)

2014 Westland Reception

Storm Coming

72x42, oil on mylar

Sunset Garden

72x42, oil on mylar

Sunset

72x42, oil on mylar

Glimpse of the Lake

72x42, oil on mylar

Sunset Behind the Hedge

72x42, oil on mylar

Hedge Turning

16x20, oil on wood

Autumn Storm

16x20, oil on wood

#2 (2013)

12x12, oil on wood

#4 (2013)

12x12, oil on wood

#5 (2013)

12x12, oil on wood

#6 (2013)

12x12, oil on wood

Pink Cloud

32x36, oil on wood

Sky Over Garden

(selected works)
I am fascinated with the experience of the sky and the landscape and how each is affected by the light and colours of the other.
The Sky Over Garden series is created on semi-transparent archival mylar layers. The “sky” layer is suspended over the “garden” layer and affects or changes the painted colours on the layer underneath. I intend the viewer to be drawn into and through the layers and experience this interaction.

Bridges to Infinity: photographic grid works

Dream Catcher Woods

24x24in

Dutchman's Pipe 1

20x20in

Dutchman's Pipe 3

24x24in

Forest Floor - Night

16x12in

Grey Day

16x24in

Ground Cover 2 - Forest Floor

26x24in

Ground Cover 3

16x20in

Hedge and Sky

24x30in

Hedge and Sky 2

24x20in

Log Rhythm

26x24in

Mandela with Corn

32x28in

Marsh Bridge

20x24in

Pink Cloud

32x36, oil on wood

Portrait of Leslie

16x21in

Surface 1

20x30in

Surface 3

30x28in

Swamp with Sky

16x18in

Bridges to Infinity: photographic grid works

(select early work)
The photographic gridworks act as mandalas which visually consolidate the sense of a structural order in the universe; the sense of a universal energy field which makes itself visible in the many patterns found in nature.
Each piece of work is created by the repetition of 2 or 3 individual colour prints. The separate prints are placed so that the rhythm and pattern which link them together become more important to the eye than any individual part.
The natural patterns discovered and/or created during the making of the photogrids have acted as resonators that reinforce my connection to the ever present energy field.