Monday, February 7, 2011


Watercolour as a medium has always been part of my creative process. Its fluid grace and portability has offered great creative ease throughout this fifteen year period that I document here. Each watercolour represents a series that enlarges my physical portfolio I just recently archived.
1. My new home in Prince Edward County offers rolling hills, rich farmland and of course numerous wineries to beckon me to record and recreate. Waupoos Estate Winery, Waupoos 12" x 18" 08/10
2. In the same series in August I travelled southwest in Prince Edward County to discover a lookout at Prinyer's Cove, Picton 14" x 18 08/10 where the clear day offered sailing opportunities as well as painterly ones.
3,4 Kemptville, my present home has a charming 'old town' today but in its recent history, many buildings have undergone periods of emptiness and neglect. I was interested in this time of decadence and temporary decay and documented in a drawing one such building, 103 Clothier Street East, before a recent owner made it an attractive leather factory and boutique. 103 Clothier Street East, Kemptville 12" x 18" 03/05; 103 Clothier Street East, Kemptville 2 12" x 18" 03/05
Here is a sampling of earlier series sharing with you glimpses of spring thaws, gardens and architectural surfaces that fascinate me in Ontario and in my travels to France.

5. Garden 9.5" x 12" 07/00
6. Chantegeasse Square, France 5" x 7" 07/97
7. Mansion on Oxford, Kemptville 5" x 7"10/96
8. Irises 14.5" x 19 05/95
9. Shells: an Abstraction 23" x 30" 05/94
10. Breakup in the Spring 5" x 7" 02/94

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