Artist’s Statement

 

Fulgurance, Oil on panel, 12X36 inches

My work is inspired by landscapes where light transforms the reality into an invention of shapes and colour. I am exploring various oil mediums on panel that allow the sub-surfaces to be revealed. I alternate opaque and transparent colours that reflect the gradual process of time intervals. My focus is on strong shapes and contrasts, playing with defined and subtle shifting edges as well as transparencies through layers and textures. My paintings embody a feeling of longing, of nostalgia for a place never fully experienced.

I strive to produce work that provides a compelling visual experience in its own right. The abstract nature of my work, my bold compositions and my dynamic use of colour help portray the Canadian northern landscape in a vivid and surprising way.