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Born in Toronto Canada 1946, graduated from Western Tech in 1964 and Ontario College of Art in 1967 with honors. Spent the 70’s painting and doing art related work in publishing and advertising. On graduation exhibited in the emerging talent exhibition Hart House University of Toronto. Showed abstract/landscape painting at Gallery Moos in Yorkville, Toronto. Travelled and painted/photographed in Europe/North Africa 1979 to 1980. How you see changes what you see. There has always been a space, a separation, between what I see and my experience. I create images from my experience of the Pacific. I share these images and connect with others. For me, the drama is between dark and light the edge, context. Artists use a shape or form to define the context. I like to draw a shape-either repeating its context or creating a new one. The WaterfallBear collages are part of a larger project called the Great Canadian Spirit. These photo-collages mark my return to Canada from Hawaii in 2007. In the Great Canadian Spirit Series -Waterfalls Bears, I borrow the shape of the animal to reframe the space, as a pointer or sign of something greater. Most recently I have used my camera as a pencil and brush. The computer as my canvas and the internet as a gallery in addition to the EnglishBay Gallery on Granville Island. My art has its roots in painting, and an ongoing dialogue with 20th-century artists. My work has been characterized by the use of photography since the late 1990s. Important themes in my work include the context of the image, its representative function, its transformation, and its shifting meaning in the context of my art and life.
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