I know I keep mentioning Brock as if I were raised there
by wild dogs and theatre students, but much of the work presented on this
site came from my studies at the university. Included on this page are random
drawing and painting projects, photography, and compositions, some created
solely for the purpose of media experimentation. I love using acrylic paints,
inks and charcoal, pastels, anything that I can use to create vibrant colours.
My canvases are uncompromising in content as well as in size.
There are people we encounter in our young lives who remain
in our memories forever, whether we continue to keep in touch with them or
not. Some of them stand by us while others piss us off, and they can have
nothing in common with each other. Their only parallel is that each of them
shape who we are and who we become, and this is not realized until we glance
in the mirror. The largescale painting entitled 'High School Politics,' and
the smaller acrylic piece, 'Young Animator,' hung in Brock's lobby gallery
in the VISA 3P06 painting class show. They are part of a series of works based
upon a few certain figures I've met along the way. I express the image of
a person I know in terms of thick black line and coresponding colours. When
I see a friend, or an enemy, or when I visit a place that brings up memories
of a person, I see colours as well. Sounds pretentious, but there it is. They
inspire my art and they inspire the nuances of my persona, and there's nothing
I can do to avoid that. But why would I want to?