Artist's Statement

My Paintings represent my personal response to my environment. My ideas are not whole but fragments of what fascinate me and are seeds from which my works begin to develop. As a result, although my works undoubtedly have roots in my daily living, they may be a good deal removed from reality; some of them may be quite representational while others become abstracts.

By exaggerating vibrant colours, entertaining visual textures and other elements of design I take my painting mediums beyond their traditional execution; into mixed water media, acrylic, collage and oil. A subject leads to an idea. Then it becomes an immediate cause for me to paint, ultimately experiencing fun and struggle of permutations and possibilities deriving from that idea. It is not so much in the final product, but in the process and struggle to bring all elements together to function in harmonious presentation in a painting, that I derive so much satisfaction and pleasure as an artist. Visit my other site:

Galleries Representing My Works

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Candler Gallery:
Nunamyuuto Gallery: Shizuoka, Japan
StephenLowe Gallery:
The Kube Gallery:
Vancouver Art Gallery Sales and Rentals:

Federation of Canadian Artists:(info only)

Friday, October 29, 2010

2010 October in Indianapolis

It was our first trip to Indianapolis where our three grandchildren moved to, last December. Although the downtown core of the city is small, it sprawls far beyond what I had expected, with seemingly new buildings all around major city arteries. Apparently, it’s the 14th largest city in the US. The suburb of Carmel where we stayed is abound with beautiful mansions surrounded by large trees on their expansive lots with these trees giving out a constant rain of multi-colored leaves. Evergreens are more scarce than the westcoast. But broadleaves of all types were at their prime with grandiose range of autumn colors. We enjoyed our grandchildren in such a beautiful setting.
There are many places to see in Indianapolis, one of them being Indianapolis Museum of Art which is located in a large park and houses surprisingly large collection of European and American Art. I could have spent another day there.

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