Canadianisms

Artist Statement:
Confronting the Enormity of Canada I began life on an island on the western-most point in Canada, like a puzzle piece that was never placed in the final map of Canada. As a consequence, my preoccupation became everything that existed in my country, but not my island home. What informed my work began with ‘popular culture’ and stereotype. Over the years I became more interested in ‘authentic experiences’ and I began to travel to gain a true understanding of my country, and in returning home to my island home, a better understanding of the culture in which I was raised. My practice focuses on acrylic painting on canvas, and over the years has incorporated collage, photography, writing, and video. My paintings encompass themes related to Canadian popular culture, symbolism, and the landscape; distinctly rendered in my signature pop realism aesthetic.

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Complementary Canoes
Complementary Canoes
Canadian Karaoke
Canadian Karaoke
Feathers Over Blanket
Feathers Over Blanket
Six Point Leaf
Six Point Leaf
Let Your Backbone Rise
Let Your Backbone Rise
Ride My Wake
Ride My Wake
Charity
Charity
Leaf in Repose
Leaf in Repose
Horn Glow
Horn Glow
Goalie's Mask: red, white & Dryden (The Goalies Mask Painting)
Goalie's Mask: red, white & Dryden (The Goalies Mask Painting)
On Guard
On Guard
HBC Skull
HBC Skull
Rocky Mountains Higher
Rocky Mountains Higher
Leave Your Boots at The Door
Leave Your Boots at The Door
There's No Place Like Home
There's No Place Like Home
RCAF
RCAF
Patchwork Nation
Patchwork Nation
Under A Borealis Sky
Under A Borealis Sky
On Guard
On Guard
Face Off
Face Off
Poppies For Louise (an ode to Lake Louise)
Poppies For Louise (an ode to Lake Louise)
Remember Us
Remember Us
The Weekend Goalie
The Weekend Goalie
The Ideal Arsenal
The Ideal Arsenal
The Lucky Mitt
The Lucky Mitt
The Warm Hug
The Warm Hug
With Hearts On Our Sleeves
With Hearts On Our Sleeves
A Landscape To GO
A Landscape To GO
We Can Fit In My Canoe
We Can Fit In My Canoe
In My Splendorous Kingdom
In My Splendorous Kingdom
Dreaming in the Colours of Eh
Dreaming in the Colours of Eh
Reigning Spectator
Reigning Spectator
Saint Kanata
Saint Kanata
Sitting on The Dock at Back Bay
Sitting on The Dock at Back Bay
Cottage Royalty
Cottage Royalty
The 101
The 101
On Target
On Target
A Punch Line and An Unknown
A Punch Line and An Unknown
Fear Before Glory
Fear Before Glory
The Climb
The Climb
Tragically Hip Spirits Riding the Sky
Tragically Hip Spirits Riding the Sky
Lovers In A Dangerous Time
Lovers In A Dangerous Time
A Cup For Louise
A Cup For Louise
Death of A Rookie
Death of A Rookie
Plante Rises
Plante Rises
Canada Is Sweet and Salty
Canada Is Sweet and Salty
The 'Eh' Team
The 'Eh' Team
To Vancouver Island
To Vancouver Island
The Number Nine
The Number Nine
De-saturated Cherry
De-saturated Cherry
From The Forest To The See
From The Forest To The See
Tribe Called CAN
Tribe Called CAN
Toque Rise
Toque Rise
Rubber & Bone (Canadian still life)
Rubber & Bone (Canadian still life)
Perogies in the Wind
Perogies in the Wind
Bieberscape
Bieberscape
The Getaway
The Getaway
HBC Toes
HBC Toes
Harlequin Deer
Harlequin Deer
Empressed
Empressed