From my studio, I have a view of Shoal Passage, affectionately known as the Gap among locals. To me, it symbolizes the various entry points we encounter during our sailing journeys, each offering a passage into adventure and discovery. The essence of 'What Lies Between' delves into the obstacles faced on the journey from point A to point B. I've infused dynamism into the ocean, capturing its energy and power to reflect the challenges we must overcome in pursuit of our desires.
"The Way Home" was inspired by the winding waterways leading us home after sailing around Vancouver Island. We faced rain, huge waves, and strong winds on our journey but when the sun broke through, and the sea calmed down, it was truly beautiful.
In 'On Top of it All,' sailboats grace the horizon, creating an illusion of being elevated above the ordinary. Drawing inspiration from Japanese scroll paintings, I challenge conventional perspectives by encouraging viewers to engage with the artwork in a top-to-bottom reading, defying traditional spatial constraints.
"Shades of the Sea" captures the serene surface of the ocean on a tranquil day, revealing its multitude of hues and tones. The painting boasts rich texture, inviting the viewer to draw near and immerse themselves in the intricate dance of colors and the subtle whispers of the gentle waves.
Sailing through the gap on a cloud filled day is one of life's simple pleasures to me. Feeling small among mother nature's elements commands my deepest respect. This painting has my signature texture and subject matter and comes in a contemporary white metal frame.