Thursday, 30 June 2016


I did this little plein air in the beautiful town of Millpond near Peterborough. I was with some talented companions, Sam Paonessa, Shelly Burke and Karen Fox. I was putting the last touches on when the skies opened.


I have a great fascination with the work of the late artist Jeanette LaBelle. This was an attempt to see if I could figure out what makes her work so appealing. There is currently an extensive exhibition of her work at Neilson Park Creative Centre.


My figurative works are carefully planned and structured. Once in a while, though, I like to jump in without a plan and see where the paint takes me. This piece is also inspired by the work of Jeanette Labelle.