The Kootenay Valley

With financial security in place for a year, I decided not to waste time and get down to doing complete paintings of wildlife and wanted to be somewhere with a lot of North American wildlife. I began researching and it did not take long to narrow my focus to the Kootenay Valley in the southeast […]

Nature at my Doorstep

I was very fortunate to live a few blocks away from one of the most magnificent city parks in the world, Stanley Park. The thousand acres of forest, trails, ponds, creeks and shoreline became my classroom. I spent many hours roaming the park, photographing the birds and animals (swans, racoons, squirrels, skunks, etc.) and observing. […]

How it all began

I am not one to dwell on the past or do much reminiscing but perhaps my journey to become a professional artist might inspire or interest someone seeking to make a living from their art. [Warning: be prepared for a rocky income, rejection and always have alternative skills and job experiences.] At the very least, […]

Wildlife

Another great question I’m often asked is: “Why did you stop painting wildife – you were so successful with it?” First, I am never motivated by money. It has never been a driving force in my life. I painted wildlife for more than 20 years and loved it. Our move to the Kootenay region of […]

How long?

Without doubt, the question I get asked most is: “how long did that painting take?” or “how many hours a day do you paint?” Every painting is different. On average 7-10 days is needed to complete a piece, but I never have just one on the go. I usually have at least three in various […]