Moments in Time 2021

Moments In Time

Acrylic on canvas

10×14 inches


Moments in time was painted at my local beach, Pillmore, and painted directly onto the canvas as the sun was slowly setting. My paintings always have to do with a feeling, a mood, and atmosphere with some sort of sensibility that would resonate from a place and these characteristics permeate my work. I layer acrylic paint onto the canvas in the studio. I enjoy the push and pull of the painting to be in control enough not to be in control at all, to have a dialogue with the work, and to let myself go with it.  I want the texture to suggest an intimate engagement with the surface. With subsequent layers, I see what I want to retain, omit, and emphasize. I use titles to engage with the audience, which leads the viewer to discover more. My paintings have to do with the impermanence of life, a sensibility that resonates from a place, and the nostalgia that surfaces when I  return or remember. The results are compositions based on the landscape which evoke in the viewer an emotional experience of light, colour, and nostalgia for a simpler time. I create work that both acknowledges loss and is uplifting.  This painting was started in Pillmore beach on a freezing winter’s evening as the sun was going down. I wanted to capture the spectacular beauty of the awe-inspiring color of the sky and the grass reeds by the beach.