As an artist, I have dedicated myself to the subject that inspires me most, the equine form. I am drawn to the lines in a horse’s conformation; fluid, angular, curvaceous and graceful. In my artwork, I look for ways to express these contours, accentuating their energy and movement through colour, brushwork, and other tools. My work often encourages a strong connection between the horse and the viewer.
My process begins out in the field. In a paddock, there are usually one or two horses, often mares, that captivate my interest and evoke the desire to create. This happens through witnessing their character, movement and reflections of light on their coat; sometimes I am also inspired by the story of what the animal has brought to the humans in its life.
Back in my studio, I cover the walls with field notes, photographs and studies. As I am creating, I explore ideas on how I can expand and accentuate the lines that interest me the most. I know the work is complete when the story that I have woven with paint conjures the visceral memory of each horse and captures its unique presence on canvas.
I started my artistic career over 18 years ago in Ontario, Canada. I am proud to have longstanding relationships with my collectors. In the summer of 2013 I relocated with my family to Portland, Oregon. My studio is currently located in the village of Sellwood, SE Portland Oregon & I LOVE visitors! Alternatively, if you are on the East Coast, you can see some of my inventory at Equis Art Gallery, in the lovely hamlet of Red Hook, New York.