A Landscape To GO

Acrylic, 2017

Acrylic painting on wood panel. This piece speaks to being able to take the Canadian landscape with you, wherever you may roam. It’s about sharing the land and giving. Of course, the piece is also about each viewer’s experience as no painting is complete until it has reached the minds and eyes of viewers it will receive. When I find someone lingering over a painting, I now ask what they see in the piece, as it is ultimately their connection to the piece that completes the story, with each new set of eyes, a new story. From my perspective, the piece also pays homage to great Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris – the mountains featured in the piece set a Canadian Art auction record, selling for 11.4 million.