I am a watercolour painter who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the Atlantic Ocean. For years I have sailed the Atlantic Coast as a crew member and navigator. In 1989, I began to paint watercolour landscapes about the sky and the weather. Later, my sailing experience became my subject matter and my paintings began to be about sailing, the coast, storms and passage making.
Sailing on a small boat gives an unusual way of looking at the landscape. I see large skies, narrow bands of land, and colours affected by the watery atmosphere. As navigator, I tried to keep an image of the chart in my head, especially in thick weather. As a result, I often use nautical charts, or painted interpretations of them in my works. In addition, I paint waves and weather in an intuitive manner. As time went on my subjects expanded to include the coast and the many lighthouses found on Nova Scotia’s shores.
My paintings are linked to an innovative app developed especially for navigating sailboats. Find out more!
Recently, I have begun an entirely different kind of painting: a mixed media series based on the silhouette of a dove. These paintings evolved out of design projects I have done for St. Andrew’s United Church in Halifax.
My paintings may be seen at my studio in Halifax, at Amicus Gallery, Chester, NS, and from June - October at Water’s Edge Gallery, Baddeck, NS
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on the heights above Halifax!
Some Recent Paintings
Updated April 4, 2016