In 2015 I took a trip to Jasper, Alberta, that changed the direction of my life and art. I started painting the Rocky Mountains, and selling my work. I started hosting 2 shows a year, doing custom paintings, and planning trips and projects to help propel my art-career forward.
In the last five years I have made two trips out west (one to Alberta and one to British Columbia), multiple trips up north (camping at Lake Superior and Killarney Provincial Parks), and come to love and appreciate my local landscapes along Lake Ontario and the rolling hills of Northumberland County. I planned a trip to Iceland for an art residency, that I was unable to follow through on in October of 2019, but hope to one day re-assess that dream. Overall, life has been good.
My work has been shown locally at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Campbellford Library, Colborne Art Gallery, Art Gallery Northumberland’s Shop on 3, Belleville’s Parrott Gallery, Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop, and in the Cobourg Waterfront Festival. Round Hill Studio in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, still carries a variety of my prints. I have painted 14 custom paintings since 2015; and sold almost 40 other original paintings. THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who supports the arts, values this creative work, and who has my art hanging in their homes.
We have now arrived at 2020. Where did those last 2 decades go; and what lies ahead? For my art, I do not know. Yikes! I know I need to travel again, I need a new project to focus on. Likely a camping trip next summer (Bruce Peninsula?)… and otherwise I will just keep dabbling as my heart desires.