Artist Statement: I was born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada, with my family, when I was a child. I spent half a century living in Toronto before moving to St Thomas, the home town of my partner Neil Hubert.
I think I started to paint as an exploration; what could I produce, and what would something I made look like? I still paint for the mysteries, and also because of the pleasure it gives me.
Being self taught, my studio is like my own private school where I learn something every day through tips from friends, and trial and error. When it’s working and I’m in the moment, time flies and when I wake up sometimes there’s a finished canvas on the easel.
If it isn’t going great, time can stand still.
Either way, I just enjoy being in my studio, creating my own images in my own environment
I like people to feel good when they look at my work, and if one of my canvases makes it’s way to their home it become part of that person’s daily life then hopefully they get to share in that moment when it all came together.