- Artist's Statement -
The acceleration of change in our society exerts pressures and tensions not experienced by earlier generations. Many of us look back to simpler, more peaceful times when we had a closer bond with nature and the land. Even at our home in the woods of rural Manitoba, the growl of bulldozers clearing woods and the whine of aircraft spraying crops remind us of the relentless forces arrayed against what is left of our vacant spaces and quiet places.
Although I paint to please myself, I hope that others with similar interests will enjoy my work. At the heart of all my paintings is the sentiment expressed by Thoreau: "In wildness is the preservation of the world."