About the Artist
I was born in Germany, came to Canada at the age
of six, and grew up in rural Ontario. As a young man, living and
travelling in Europe, I became interested in Art history and began
painting with oils. Since 1990 I have lived on the Sunshine Coast
where I have been a active member of the Arts community, including
a solo show at the Sechelt Art Center as well as participating in
numerous group exhibitions and attending weekly Life Drawing sessions
I work primarily with watercolours and oils. My
images are drawn from Nature, History, and extensive travels over
the course of many years. In most of my paintings there are both
realistic and abstract elements present, more or less interwoven.
Regardless of the subject or painting medium, I strive in every
work to maintain spontaneity and freshness.