Abstractions

 Woven in between the somber compositions of these color-scapes is the notion of landscape, the idea that you will see what you want within these vast, textured, painted masses.  This work initially began in the mid 1990’s while I attended the visual art program at Red Deer College. Inspired by the Abstract Expressionists Rothko, Frankenthaler and Pollock, as well as enthralled with the textures of paint and its’ natural flow, I began to make these paintings by layering and mixing oil and acrylic paint together (a conservators’ nightmare). These paintings take 3 months to a full year to completely dry. I varnish the works once they are dry, and I acknowledge that they will likely not exist for hundreds of years.