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Landscapes and Studies

My watercolour pieces are heavily inspired by the French Fauvist Raoul Dufy and his hallmark stenographic style that combined spontaneous black outlines with broad areas of vivid colour. While the subject of Dufy’s work was 1920’s Paris, the subject of my own work are the trees and flowers of the Great Lakes Carolinian forests that surround my Southern Ontario home on the Niagara Escarpment.  By combing deft and spontaneous ink lines with washes of colour, I seek a balance between graphic and painterly elements, rendered in a spontaneous expressionistic style.



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