September 5, 2016

Islands in the Salish Sea


This painting was inspired by a scene near the Southern tip of Vancouver Island from Tower Pt Park in Metchosin looking south across the Salish Sea towards the Olympic Mountain range.
This is a 12" x 36" oil painting on canvas.    Not available at this time.

June 6, 2016

Lenticular Dreams over Sooke Hills


This surrealistic style painting was inspired by a scene looking towards Sooke with the unusal and seldom seen lenticular clouds floating over the Sooke Hills.  This work was dedicated to the memory of my dear artist friend and mentor Bill Skuce who passed away in Feb 2015.
For this painting, I was honored to receive the People's Choice Award for the Sooke Fine Art Show of 2016.

The dimensions of this oil painting is 24" x 48" cradled birch panel.  No longer Available

May 12, 2016

After the Storm

This is a Whiffin Spit scene after overnight storm, which during the day reflected the beauty of the light off the water and the incoming swells, wet rocks and storm tossed grass.
This oil painting is on a 25" by 13" birch panel. Available

April 1, 2016

Springtime at Yellow Point


This painting was inspired by our annual trip to Yellow Point last spring.   The gold green moss covering the rock outcroppings along the shoreline added a beautiful touch of color to this overcast spring scene.  This painting was awarded 3rd prize in the 75th Anniversary Exhibition of the Federation of Canadian Artists in Victoria BC.

This is a 10" x 20" oil painting on canvas.   Available at South Shore Gallery, Sooke

February 24, 2016

Autumn Mist, Sooke River

This autumn scene was inspired by the late afternoon sun casting a shadow on the Sooke River creating a beautiful back drop to the interesting shapes of the overhanging bare branches.
It is an 8"x 10" oil painting on birch panel. No longer Available

January 26, 2016

Mill Pond Reflections

This painting was inspired by a scene near an old Mill Pond used to contain logs for milling. This pond is near the mouth of Ayum Creek outside the town of Sooke.   The still reflections of the dark forest, gold and green grasses along with the old wood structures served as a perfect composition.
This is an 8"x 10" oil painting on linen mounted on a wood panel. No longer Available

December 9, 2015

Waterfall in the Forest

This painting was inspired by a scene on Todd Creek located within a Vancouver Island rain forest. This waterfall only runs full during the rainy season where it then flows into the Sooke River.
This is an 8"x 10" oil painting on birch. Available

November 23, 2015

A Walk through the Woods, Yellow Point





This painting was inspired by a recent visit to Yellow Point.  I encountered this beautiful scene of the light coming down on this clearing within the forest.
This is a 10" by 14" oil painting on canvas board Available

October 23, 2015

Autumn Afternoon, Sooke River

This painting was inspired by a walk along the Sooke River one November afternoon.  The warm sunlight contrasted beautifully with the cool shadows along the river.
This is an 8"x10" oil painting on birch panel. Available at South Shore Gallery, Sooke 

May 25, 2015

Storm Surge



This painting was inspired by a west coast winter storm on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.  During the winter months, storm winds combined with seasonal high tides can create dramatic storm surge conditions.
It is a 24" by 14" oil painting on linen.  No longer Available

April 12, 2015

Sunlight on Bilston Creek


This painting was inspired by a scene on Bilston Creek near Metchosin BC.  The patches sunlight penetrating the dark coastal forest shadows, highlighted this enchanting Vancouver Island forest scene.
It is a 15 1/4" x 10" oil painting on canvas board.  Available

February 8, 2015

Big Rock


This oil painting was a commissioned work based on a photo of a popular location on the Nanaimo River called "Big Rock"  
This is an 11" x 14" oil painting on a Birch Panel.    Not Available
Limited edition prints are now available.  Contact info under Profile.

December 30, 2014

Lone Tree

This oil painting was inspired on a trip to Whiffin Spit where a lone tree near the end of the Spit stood out against the soft fog in the background and the dried grasses and scattered logs in the foreground.
This is an 8"x10" oil painting on wood.  No longer Available

December 4, 2014

Snowfall on Stone Ridge


This is a small oil painting inspired by a snowy scene near Stone Ridge overlooking the town of Sooke and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the distance.  The warm colors of the late afternoon winter sky provided a perfect contrast to the cool colors of the snow and shadows.  This is a 5"x7" oil painting on wood panel.   No longer Available

November 17, 2014

Shelter from the Storm

This painting was inspired by a plein aire session on a windy November day on Whiffin Spit near Sooke British Columbia. The driftwood structure in the painting is a temporary structure built by beach visitors.  I thought the subject lent itself perfectly to the mood of the November light and the west coast storm.
This a 11" by 14" oil painting on birch panel.  No longer available 

November 14, 2014

Sunset Glow

This painting was inspired by the glow of the setting sun reflecting softly on the landscape while the shadows along the rocks held a cool bluish tone.  This scene is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island at a location called Point No Point.
This is an 10" by 8" oil painting on birch Panel.  No longer available

October 28, 2014

Running Low

This painting was inspired by an early October plein aire outing to the Sooke River near a place called Sand Pebble.  The river was running unusually low after a long dry summer.  The light  colored exposed rocks added an interesting aspect to this view of the river.
This is an 8" x 10" oil painting on wood panel.  No longer Available

August 28, 2014

Overcast in August

This painting was inspired by a plein aire session on a cloudy day, after seemly endless weeks of sunny weather and bright blue skies.  The mood of the scene, with the dried autumn like foliage and grass seemed to lend itself to the welcomed change in the weather.
This is an 8"by10" oil painting on a birch panel.  Available

August 17, 2014

Big Cloud Rising


This painting of a big cloud rising towards the East over the greater Sooke area was inspired during a walk late one afternoon on Whiffin Spit.
This is a 9x12 oil painting on birch panel.   No longer available

June 14, 2014

Mill Pond Shoreline

This painting was initiated as a plein aire painting one sunny spring day near an old mill pond next to the mouth of Ayum Creek.  The old wood structure sticking out of the mud at the edge of the pond provided an interesting focal point for this composition.  The various shades of spring time green and warm colors added a certain beauty to this scene.
This is an 8" by 10" oil painting on wood panel.     Available  

June 8, 2014

Gold Rush

This painting was inspired one fall afternoon by a scene on the Sooke River.  
This is a 12" by 36" oil painting on canvas. No longer available

May 29, 2014

Tale of Two Trees

This painting was inspired by two fruit trees planted next to each other at the edge of a field bordered by the bank of the Sooke River.
This is an oil painting on a 6"by8" birch panel.  No longer Available

May 27, 2014

Spanish Moss in Morning Gold


This oil painting was inspired by an early morning west coast scene on Whiffin Spit.  The long wispy strands of Spanish Moss caught the first golden rays of the sun while the soft layers of fog in the background lay over the cool colored forested hills.

This is a 15" by 30" oil painting on canvas.   No longer available.

April 21, 2014

Riverside Maple

This painting was inspired by a bent Maple tree along the bank of the Sooke River.  The unusual shape of this tree with it's moss covered trunk against a carpet of reddish fallen leaves lent a special beauty to this scene.
This is an 8" by 10" oil painting on wood panel. No longer Available

April 19, 2014

Morning Shadows


This painting was inspired by a walk one bright winter morning along the Whiffin Spit trail. The low winter sun cast long cool shadows which contrasted perfectly with the dried colorful vegetation.
This is an 8" by 10" oil painting on wood panel.   No longer Available

March 3, 2014

Aylard's Apple Trees

This painting resulted from a visit to East Sooke Park on Vancouver Island.  Part of the park consists of remnants an old farmstead call Aylard Farm and these old apple trees with their organic twisted limbs provided the perfect inspiration.
This is an 8x10 oil painting on birch panel.  Available

January 30, 2014

Nature's Abstract

This painting was inspired by a plein aire session near Goodridge Peninsula overlooking the Sooke Basin one sunny hazy winter day.   The natural abstract patterns of the decaying fence posts provided the perfect inspirational subject. 
This is a 8" by 10" oil painting on wood panel.   Available

January 13, 2014

West Coast Winter


This painting was inspired by a typical west coast winter day on Whiffin Spit near Sooke on  Vancouver Island. The windswept evergreen tree is softened by the grey mists drifting in from the Pacific Ocean
It is an 8" by 10" oil painting on birch.  No longer Available

December 27, 2013

Arbutus at Pipers Lagoon

This painting is an early fall scene at Pipers Lagoon near Nanaimo of an arbutus tree growing out of a rocky outcropping.  The tree overlooks the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia.

This is a 9" x 12" oil painting on birch panel.  Not Available.  Limited edition prints available.

November 18, 2013

Autumn Oak

This painting was inspired by a Gary Oak tree growing in a local Metchosin Park called Devonian Park.  The gnarled characteristics of this leafless tree in the warm autumn sunshine, against the blue sky, lent the scene a certain beauty. 

This is an 8" by 10" oil painting on birch panel.   Available