The dense overlay of the forms in the rain forest environment of Bowen Island makes painting an almost sculptural activity for me. In many of these works I have attempted a fusion of totemic figures with the landscape, which arises directly from the visceral process of mark making and automatism. This to me is what keeps painting relevant: that sense of discovery, one in which there is an interchange with forms unique to the forest enclosure I live in, one that creates a hybrid world of spirit and matter. See a slide show of “Out of The Woods” at the Evergreen Cultural Centre Gallery.
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