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Cowichan River Estuary

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More Arbutus

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‘Our Estuary’ Painting for Cowichan Valley Hospice Building

In late autumn I was commissioned to make a painting for our new hospice building here in the Cowichan Valley. The brief was for a panorama landscape on five canvases that was recognizable as a place here in our valley. … Continue reading

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Taksim Square Book Club, 2013

On 17 June 2013, in response to weeks of violent police attacks on protesters,  the performance artist Erdem Gündüz stood in Istanbul’s Taksim Square for eight hours. He had a backpack at his feet and his hands in his pockets, … Continue reading

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Oyster Project

In preparation for this series I read a report on the Cowichan Bay Pacific oysters published by Dr. Goetz Schuerholz.  Dr. Schuerholz’ paper elucidated the importance of these creatures as a keystone species: they provide habitat for other organisms, sequester … Continue reading

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Estuary, Again

Acrylic 12 x 12 oil 7 x 7 Acrylic 16 x 20

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New Abstract Work

  These are small (8×8 inches) acrylic on raised panels.  They lend themselves to being arrayed in grids.

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More Estuary

I have been working on a series based on one of my favorite places in the valley, the Cowichan Valley Estuary.  For decades it has been the site of industry resulting in damage to the delicate ecosystem.   Last week I … Continue reading

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Painting With Wax

This is new work using oil paint with cold wax as the carrying medium.  Neither of these pieces are particularly original nor finished but provide me with the opportunity to learn how to use the medium. I’m looking for a … Continue reading

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