The paintings exhibited represent a spectrum of artistic expression as I explore
subjects that attract me for reasons I cannot fully explain in words.
Creating art is to follow a divine impulse that leads to a
The paintings reflect my innermost sense of balance on the weighscale
of art and life in my unique experience. The prospect of making contemporary
art in the classical technique of chiaroscuro, the dramatic use of dark
and light, with modern materials and methods allows me to creatively invade
the deepest corners of emotion and to discover my own abstract language.
Through painting I can express the intelligence of the mind boundlessly.
I like to let a painting emerge as unhindered as possible from the white
canvas of mentally stored images that catalogue my memory. Incorporating
a subdued figurative element has become the recent momentum of my work,
‘the force that through the green fuse drives the flower’.
Bachelor or Arts Degree, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Professional Teaching Diploma, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
2002 Analogue Highway, Martin Bachelor Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
1998 Full Spectrum, In-studio exhibition, Victoria, B.C.
1995 A Brief Review of Work: From Emma Lake to Present, Spencer Mansion, Victoria Public Art Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
1994 A Pivotal Moon, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton Alberta
1992 Colors of Chaos, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
1992 Driven to Abstraction, John Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1989 Victoria’s First Exhibition of Formalist Abstract Paintings, Winchester Galleries, Victoria, B.C.
1988 Emma Lake Revisited, In-studio exhibition
1987 The Looking Glass, North Park Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
1986 The Personal Touch, Arends Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1986 Primary Colors, Winchester Galleries, Victoria , B.C.
1985 Figures, North Park Gallery , Victoria, B.C.
1984 Friends Spencer Mansion, Victoria Public Art Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
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