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About the art - Paintings

The Hiraeth Series


Crashing waves, twisting trees, overgrown foliage,

water vessels, ocean tankers,

meditative calm pools of water covering rocks and barnacles,

distant views of the mountains,

cyclists, noisy traffic, and tall buildings

the chaos of inner city life


...these are the elements which inspire my mixed media abstract paintings - paintings formed through exploration of layers of paint, texture and mark making - a palimpsest which echoes the cultural layers of the area - Coast Salish settlement, military reserve, residential city of Vancouver's West End.


This body of work explores and examines a sense of place.  I have lived here for many years and feel a sense of belonging which is emphasized and deepend by observations and experiences over the years.