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2012
SPRING, SUMMER
AUTUMN
 
2011
WINTER
SPRING / SUMMER
AUTUMN
 
2010
WINTER
SPRING / SUMMER
AUTUMN
 
2009
AUTUMN
WINTER
SPRING
SUMMER
 
2008
SPRING
SUMMER
AUTUMN
 
 
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I began to paint 35 years ago and for the last 15 years, I have devoted all my time to painting.
 
Why do I paint?
In my own style, I want to record and share the beauty of life. I also enjoy the sense of accomplishment and happiness that painting gives me.
My artistic mission is to create images that reveal the beauty of life in all its forms, particularly those of nature in the form of landscape paintings.
My preference is to work en plein air, where I am at home, even in the winter.
I love being outdoors and I am greatly inspired by the subject matter.
When I combine my passion for painting with my love of the outdoors, I become a child again - spontaneous and creative.
A curious child who learns that Nature is an unlimited source for inspiration.
 
I frequently travel and paint in all parts of Canada, the USA and occasionally in Europe.
I like to paint in the early morning and late afternoon when light is at its best.
Painters I admire include Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.
These Canadian painters and classic masters such as Corot, Monet and VanGogh painted from nature.
In addition, American greats Charles Hawthorne and Robert Henri strongly advocated painting from nature.
They all believed that painters could best be motivated and learn most from the natural environment.
 
This approach to art is in complete agreement with my personality and philosophy of life, which is summarized as follows:
 
'' Life is a journey that I live one day at a time; the important thing is to enjoy the trip.''

 

 

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