Random Residuals


Sometimes the result could leave an impression that recalled events or feelings as in this case when the blue and reds echoed a July lake surrounded with rose bushes. 


Fair Day Saddle Race

Each year as a boy I was treated to all the anticipation and excitement created by the annual Caledon Fair in Southern Ontario. Just along the road from my grandparents home was the site of this annual event attended by hundreds of families from near and far. The saddle race, steam calliope, baked goods and the home made fudge table were highlights of the day.

Many years later these memories are revealed. I hadn't explored collage for years and using only a pencil on card stock the simplicity of the process struck me in a eureka kind of moment.

Paint by Number

Say What

Jar lids, a sheet of number stencils along with the paint and canvas became heros of the day. At the time numbers seemed to be attaching themselves to everything in our society. I decided to attach numbers to my canvas in a particularly insignificant manner. Having just completed work for the Home and Garden show at Anna Leonowens Gallery paint by number works were created while I was a student at NSCAD.