Discovery – be it subject matter, design, or materials and where it leads – is why I do my work. Regardless of the painting concerns below, I try to maintain some of the visual experiences and ideas that catch my sense of awe and other intangibles. It is my hope that these are passed on to the viewer.Objects and figures are largely represented and there is a story aspect to my work, but I try to limit perspective illusion. (Although, I do wander off this path when seduced by nature.) At the same time I want to maintain the modelling of form. I think line, shape, colour and texture can be emphasized more with this approach while still working via realism.I am interested in many themes. More of my recent works have been in landscapes because interest in Canada's wonderful rural and wilderness beauty.