Learning within wonderment and inspired by the development of techniques for creative practice, my art is shaped out of a curation of mediums. By collecting impressions found primarily within the attributes of wood in conjunction with paint and various other mediums, lyrical relations evolve and solidify as a profile for an impasto-like vocabulary.
Working this lexicon within the mechanics of meaning between art and craft I guide my practice as an artist (and furniture maker through my company Alternative Woodworks) to speak to our relationship with wood and by extension, the forest. Through the study of wood’s agency I contemplate the shape of our environment and our influence within it.
PUBLIC COMMISIONS -July 2018, ongoing- Interweave A permanent installation in the lobby of the Island Savings Centre, Duncan B.C.
PAST -16 September to 10 October, Timber Timbre - Cedar Hill Art gallery, Saanich B.C., Canada. Solo show of paintings, sculpture and prints. -12 January-27 February 2021. Eco Echo - Victoria Arts Council’s ‘Vault’ Gallery, Victoria B.C., Canada. Performance resulting in an installation -November 2019- February 2020, OneTree Exhibition- Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria B.C., Canada. Sculpture for Group show -November 22 to December 21, Red Dot Show and Sale- Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, B.C., Canada. A collection of small sculptures. -July 26- August 5 2019, Sooke Fine Arts Show- Sooke B.C., Canada. Large Painting -May 2-July 6, 2019, Alternator Artmart- Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, B.C., Canada. A collection of small sculptures. -April 3-28, 2019, Imprint- Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. Canada. Abstract wood block print with ink. -March 16- April 6, 2019, Luminescence IV- Deer Lake Art Gallery, Burnaby B.C. Canada. Abstract wood sculpture. -April 15, 2018, Harmonized Motion- A live action painting performance in conjunction with improvised musical vocalizations by Sara Marreiros and Laurel Murphy -April 2018, Out of Seen- The Ou Gallery, Duncan B.C., Canada. A solo show comprised of Paintings and sculpture -March 2018- Under/Where?- The Ou Gallery, Duncan B.C., Canada. Abstract Painting for Group Show -November 2017-January 2018, OneTree Exhibition- Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria B.C., Canada. Abstract sculpture for Group show. -December 2016- January 2017, Windy Tree Pop-up Gallery- Victoria B.C., Canada. Sculptures, paintings and book submitted for Group show -November 2015-January 2016, OneTree Exhibition- Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria B.C., Canada. Sculptures submitted for Group show -August 2015, Decored- Martin Bachelor Gallery, Victoria B.C., Canada. Curator/participant of group show- sculpture, paintings and furniture. -April 2013, The LOOK Show The Bay Centre, Victoria B.C.Canada. Group show, sculpture and painting shown. -January 2013, Impressions- Art, Craft, Poetry Martin Bachelor Gallery, Victoria B.C., Canada. Solo show of sculpture, paintings and furniture. -December 2012, Hedged Nothing- 167 page self published book of poetry. Book release and reading at the Firehouse Wine Bar in conjunction with a showing of paintings, Duncan BC, Canada. -December 2010 – April 2012, Owner/Creative Director/Artist Points Art Gallery, Duncan, B.C., Canada. www.pointsartgallery.weebly.com -2011, Reinstated Fine Art practice. -April 2009, CVAC Spring Show and Sale- Quw’utsun’ Cultural and conference centre, Duncan, B.C., Canada. Group show, Awarded Recognition of Artistic Merit for 'Gayle's Vein' situational table. -2004 to Present- Owner, Operator and Creative Director Alternative Woodworks Ltd. Unique Furniture/Custom Milling, Cowichan Valley, B.C., Canada. -2002, Ceased Fine Art practice, moved to Vancouver Island. -May/June 1999, Headlock- Class of 1999 Exhibition, Union Gallery/ Ontario Hall- Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Group show large installation of sculptural painting. -September 1996- June 1999, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Accredited from Queens University-Kingston Ontario, Canada. -September-December 1999, Water and Architecture- Stauffer Library Hall- Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Solo sight specific installation. -December 1997- January 10, 1998, Cruz- Union Art Gallery- Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Group show, several paintings included. -September 1995- June 1996, Bachelor of Fine Arts- Initiated at Lakehead University- Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. -September 1995- Emergence/See- Definitely Superior Artist Run Centre- Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Group show, large painting included.
PRESS -Interview on CBC radio 90.5 in Victoria, July 10, 2018. Speaking about Interweave at the Island Savings Centre. -Interview and article for Interweave on Chek News. July 18, 2018. www.cheknews.ca/cut-down-legacy-tree-in-duncan-revived-as-art-471312/ -Article written about Interweave in the Cowichan Valley Citizen. June 29, 2018. www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/news/disputed-maple-reborn-at-island-savings-centre-in-duncan-as-art-piece-2/ -Radio Interview Be the Media on CHLY 101.7 fm and on the web, based in Nanaimo BC, Canada. Discussing the publishing of Hedged Nothing. Includes two readings. http://chly.dailysplice.com/bethemedia/9664/ -Talking Arts Featured Artist Cowichan Valley Voice, January 2013 & April 2018. A one page written description of recent creative ventures with illustrations.