The landscapes of Canada’s beautiful countryside provide my inspiration. I feel very fortunate to be able to present my interpretation onto canvas for others to enjoy. Using oils, a painting knife and a canvas I paint the colors and moods I feel in the landscapes around me. I love color, especially the earth colors, and I love the texture I get with a knife. Through my series work I explore the concept that the same scene can be portrayed in many different ways subject to colors used, time of day, mood, etc. My paintings reflect realism delivered in an impressionistic way. I am greatly influenced by the work of the Group of Seven Artists.