I enjoy working with clients to create custom works of art that will speak to their souls.
Whether clients are looking to commemorate a special occasion or redecorate, I collaborate with clients to fulfill their needs based on location, size, colour palette and imagery, while working within budget.
Texture is built up, imagery is painted, paint is poured. The result is a work which meanders between realism and abstraction.
Elie, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 24 x 40 inches was commissioned by a couple who wanted bring home their favourite vista of the Lady's Tower in Elie, Scotland. The pair would return each summer to the husband's homeland of Scotland, where they enjoyed bringing their daughters to the seaside in Elie.
Agape, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches was created for a couple, who wanted to commemorate their 15th Wedding Anniversary. The sunset scene is of Niagara-on-the-Lake, where the couple grew up and first met. I titled the piece Agape, which is an Ancient Greco-Christian term for the highest form of love, which embraces a universal, unconditional love that transcends and persists regardless of circumstance.
Beyond the Rocks, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36 x 84 inches was commissioned by a couple who had wanted to be able to enjoy their Georgian Bay cottage-view, even while at home. The piece was custom made to fit the expanse of their 7-foot dining table in their Toronto home.
Kakumanbuchi was created as a gift for the commissioner's husband after their trip to Japan.
Okanagan Vines, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 15 x 30 inches was created as a gift for the commissioner's brother who has moved to British Columbia.
Rocks Before the Storm II, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 inches, was created for a client who fell in love with Rocks Before Storm I, but it was too large for her space. She asked for a custom proportion and slightly altered colour palette with less sheen using the same reference image.
On the Rocks, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36 x 84 inches was created for a couple who wanted a large custom artwork to fill the wall above their long sofa.
Smooth Rocks, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 24 x 60 inches was created as a commission by the same couple who had commissioned Larsh Valley and Mountains over Moraine.
Jane Island, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 60 inches
Larsh Valley and Mountains over Moraine are a diptych created as an homage to the commissioner's cross-Canada road trip.