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ORIGINS
 
 
WHEN PEOPLE ASK, "where is your art coming from?" I say that is the very mystery my art is trying to solve. My worry has always been that it's coming from a place outside of myself, with a precise story to tell. But, obviously, it can't help also coming from where my roots are—where I grew up. How could I not have been influenced by the landscapes my mind so freely wandered and the art I was exposed to in my formative years? You cannot be a Canadian artist without walking in the footsteps of Tom Thompson and The Group of Seven, as well as later artists like Patterson Ewen. Even contemporary artists, such as Peter Doig, cannot escape the impact of the Canadian landscape. So these pictures are a bit of an homage to my artistic birthplace and another way for me to address the phenomelogical issue of nature VS. nurture VS. the possibility of something bigger in trying to understand the source of my creativity.
 
"Larch and Blue Spruce" | From the series, Origins | 2021 | Liquid acrylics and tempera with ceramic adhesives on photography mounted on board | 11" X 14"
"Larch and Blue Spruce" | Scale view with artist's frame
"Evergreen" | From the series, Origins | 2021 | Liquid acrylics and tempera with ceramic adhesives on photography mounted on board | 11" X 14"
"Evergreen" | From the series, Origins | Scale view with artist's frame
"Evergreen" | Surface detail
"Rose Timber" | From the series, Origins | 2021 | Liquid acrylics and tempera with ceramic adhesives on photography mounted on board | 11" X 14"
"Rose Timber" | Scale view with artist's frame
"Cathedral Pines" | From the series, Origins | 2021 | Liquid acrylics and tempera with ceramic adhesives on photography mounted on board | 11" X 14"
"Cathedral Pines" | Scale view with artist's frame
"First Snow" | From the series, Origins | 2021 | Liquid acrylics and tempera with ceramic adhesives on photography mounted on board | 11" X 14"
"First Snow" | Scale view with artist's frame
"September Canopy" | From the series, Origins | 2021 | Liquid acrylics and tempera with ceramic adhesives on photography mounted on board | 11" X 14"
"September Canopy" | Scale view with artist's frame
"Lismer's Brush" | From the series, Origins | 2021 | Liquid acrylics and tempera with ceramic adhesives on photography mounted on board | 11" X 14"
"Lismer's Brush" | Scale view with artist's frame
"First Ice" | From the series, Origins | 2021 | Liquid acrylics and tempera with ceramic adhesives on photography mounted on board | 11" X 14"
"First Ice" | Scale view with artist's frame
"A Loss of Daylight" | From the series, Origins | 2021 | Liquid acrylics and tempera with ceramic adhesives on photography mounted on board | 11" X 14"
"A Loss of Daylight" | Scale view with artist's frame
"Indian Paintbrush" | From the series, Origins | 2021 | Liquid acrylics and tempera with ceramic adhesives on photography mounted on board | 11" X 14"
"Indian Paintbrush"| Scale view with artist's frame