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About Me2021-04-30T10:24:28+01:00


ART IS LIKE LAUGHTER, IT SERVES TO UNITE HUMANS BEINGS WITHIN

I was born in Canada and grew up in the remote gold mining town of Timmins in the boreal forest of northern Ontario. I began painting from my canoe in the calmest corners of Ice Chest Lake. I wet my brushes in the lake water as I attempted to capture the acid bogs, the spruce forests and the immense sky all reflected in the still clear water. Pickerel swam beneath me and Loons cried fiercely and hauntingly when I arrived, and the male dove beneath my canoe until the female guided their twin chicks away from the intruder.

At night on this lake the stars and their milky way were almost within reach. On winter nights, well protected in my parka, I lay on the wind packed snow to watch the aurora borealis dance and amaze me. I could never get enough of watching this theatre of lights. It left me with a sense of awe that continues to motivate me today. I did not realise then how privileged I was to have this intimate relationship with so much untouched nature. Today my motivation is also due to our obligate relationship with earth and our fatal neglect and exploitation of our home.

Education

BSc, Laurentian Uiversity, Sudbury, Canada
MSc, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

Events

2011 Katara, Doha cultural Centre. Invitation by Al Jazeera TV Network for their 15th anniversary. 2 paintings.

2010, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland – « Artists au Service de la Paix » on the occassion of the international day of water. Exhib from 17th March to 2nd April.

Exhibitions

La Corbière, Water paintings, Estavayer-le-Lac, 2018
Katara, Doha cultural Centre, Qatar, 2011
En Beauregard, Montreux, Switzerland,October 2010
Schilliger, Gland, Switzerland, May 2010
La Cité de Temps, Geneva, Switzerland, April 2010
Qubab Art gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 2010
Residence of the Canadian Embassador to Switzerland, Bern, July 2008
Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Haritage, Solo Exhibit, UAE, 2007
« Le Lien » Home de la Jogne, Charmey, Switzerland2004, « Equinox » – Kuriosum, Fribourg, Switzerland2005, « Mains en mains avec les artists », Kuriosum, Fribourg, Switzerland2005, « L’Eveil » – Atelier Boralis, Fribourg, Switzerland2006, « Les Chemins », Hotel Lion d’Ore, Romont, Switzerland2007,
Solo Exhibi at Abu Dhabi Cultural Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE2007,
Vision D’Art Ornans, Ornans, France2009,
En Beauregard, Montreux, Switzerland2010,
Les Tilluels, Monthey, Switzerland2010, « Ecosystems » – Solo exhibit at the Qibab Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE2010,
United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland – « Artists au Service de la Paix » on the occassion of the international day of water. ,

« The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract. »

PAUL KLEE

« To be an artist is to believe in life. »

HENRY MOORE

« The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature. »

GEORGE INNESS
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