Oil on Canvas This was part of a show where the theme was crows and ravens. I could call this piece seeing eye to eye. These birds are very smart, and I tried to show how intensely they observe humans.
Oil on Canvas 30"x40" This piece was commissioned by a retired RCMP officer who wanted to commemorate her dearly loved Rottweilers. She wanted an old master approach combined with humor. This was a lot of fun to paint and I am very pleased that the owner treasures the painting.
My paintings are inspired by the way natural light reveals the shape, colour and texture of each subject. Realist painting is as much about the role imagination plays in perception as it is about the careful scrutiny and depiction of "reality." We all conceive and construct what we think is real. It's the individual interpretation that makes realist painting so fascinating.