My first career as a research physicist in the area of interface/surface science took me around the world, at least once, to work and live. The second was in the design and development of large-scale information systems based in Ottawa, Ontario. For the past several decades the visual arts have provided a relaxing and enjoyable reprieve from the world of straight line analytical thinking that technical occupations often demand.
I work in a variety of two-dimensional media and, in fact, make no conscious distinction between them. I will, for example, freely rotate between oil painting, lithography and watercolour.Transposing a technique, or specific method, from one medium to the next often produces interesting, and at times unexpected, results. My style is direct and colourful, and avoids excessive detail or an overly realistic approach. Most of my paintings and prints originate in an outdoor setting and are often refined or re-worked in the studio.