Until about 1995, I was a realist painter. The earliest works I exhibited were my attempts to get close to the high realism of artists like Jack Chambers of London, Ontario who was active in a very vibrant art scene there in the 1960s and 70s. I was also an admirer of the work of Alex Colville and Christopher Pratt, Philip Pearlstein, Chuck Close and others.
But by the mid 1990s, I was not having much fun painting anymore, feeling confined by the rather slow and deliberate way that I had always made paintings. Big changes came slowly.
I now make abstract paintings for reasons that I have tried to explain in more detail in the text that accompanies the images of each series of works.