#20 – 301 Hwy. 33 West, Kelowna, BC V1X 1X8
On display to August 30th, 2016
// Artist Statement //
Since beginning to paint, I have tried various different styles, but seem to keep reverting to landscapes as my default. I also have gravitated toward stronger colours as I have progressed, which has meant that I have used more acrylic than water- colour recently.
I enjoy travelling and most of my paintings are based on places I have been. Unfortunately I am not particularly organized, so some of the locations are approximate. I must do better in tracking locations in future.
I hope you enjoy looking at my paintings and I would love to hear any comments you might have.
I am a self taught artist who began to paint in 1993. Considering that I was born in 1951 in Dundee, Scotland, it is obvious that it was not a life-long passion. However since my first attempts, I have been unwavering in my interest and I continue to strive for improvement (if not perfection).
After acquiring a degree in Chemistry, I embarked on a career in the pigment and printing ink industry. Until 2015 I earned my bread and butter developing printing inks for all sorts of packaging applications. Working with colours every day for 35 years has given me a deep rooted understanding of colour which is invaluable in the painting process.