This painting was inspired by an early fall scene on Charter Creek. The creek itself has been set aside for the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society in their support for the annual salmon migration. Some of the salmon naturally follow the course of the Sooke River and then on into Charter Creek where they complete their life cycle. I felt this tranquil scene provided the perfect backdrop to the annual salmon run. This is a 9" x 12" oil painting on birch panel. Currently not available.
This oil painting was inspired by an intimate scene of two overlapping islets (Haystack Islets) located just off shore of Tower Point Park in Metchosin British Columbia. I abstracted this scene to try and capture the interesting shapes and to project a mood of serenity under a lowering sky.
This is an 18" x 48" oil painting on stretched canvas. Not available at this time.
This painting was inspired by a beautiful tranquil scene along the Opir river, in the Skole district of Lviv region of Ukraine, Carpathians. The inspiration and credit for this photograph goes to my friend and photographer Irina Osipova. https://grainofsand.in.ua/tranquility/
This oil painting is on a 9"x 6" canvas paper on panel. Not available.
This latest painting, entitled "Winter Storm" was inspired by the recent stormy January weather as viewed from Whiffin Spit in Sooke on Vancouver Island.
It is a 6"x 8" oil painting on birch panel.No Longer Available
This painting is loosely based and inspired by a woodland scene with a small stream running down through the trees near the Sooke River on Vancouver Island. It received an Honorable Mention Award at the Federation of Canadian Artists Fall show in Victoria BC, 2019. It is a 12" x 36" oil painting on wrapped canvas. No longer Available
This small painting was inspired by a winter scene near the mouth of Ayum Creek overlooking an old saw mill site in the distance. In the foreground is an old log pond.
This is a 6"x8" oil painting on birch panel. Not available.
This new oil painting is of a rural Russian scene inspired and loosely based on a lovely photo shared by Irina Dubrovskaja, an accomplished musician and artist from Russia. I felt this composition had a
beautiful classical feel to it and I wanted to try and capture the pure essence of this lovely moment. It
is a 11" x 14" oil painting on linen and birch panel. Not Available at this Time
This painting is inspired by a scene during a visit to Yellow Point. The rain suddenly lifted, the clouds started to break up and the sunlight poured down on this tranquil seashore scene.
This is a 12" by 24" acrylic painting on birch wood panel.No longer Available.
This painting was inspired by a stand of alders along the Sooke River near Crescent Beach. This subject lent itself to more abstraction because of the overwhelming amount of detail in the trees. It is a 12" x 24" oil painting on birch panel. Available
This painting was inspired by a scene of an old weathered stump washed up and stranded on an outcropping of sandstone at Yellow Point. The overcast day added a sense of drama contrasted with the lighter skies in the distance. This painting received Honorable Mention in the Federation of Canadian Artists, Victoria 2016 Fall Show.
This is an oil painting on 8"x10" birch plywood. No Longer Available
This painting was inspired by a scene near the Southern tip of Vancouver Island from Tower Pt Park in Metchosin looking south across the Salish Sea towards the Olympic Mountain range.
This is a 12" x 36" oil painting on canvas. No longer Available.
This surrealistic style painting was inspired by a scene looking towards Sooke with the unusal and seldom seen lenticular clouds floating over the Sooke Hills. This work was dedicated to the memory of my dear
artist friend and mentor Bill Skuce who passed away in Feb 2015.
For this painting, I was honored to receive the People's Choice Award for the Sooke Fine Art Show of 2016.
The dimensions of this oil painting is 24" x 48" cradled birch panel. No longer Available
This is a scene from Whiffin Spit after an overnight storm, with the morning light reflecting the beauty of the incoming swells, wet rocks and storm tossed sea grass.
This oil painting is on a 25" by 13" birch panel.No longer Available.
This painting was inspired by our annual trip to Yellow Point last spring. The gold green moss covering the rock outcroppings along the shoreline added a beautiful touch of color to this overcast spring scene. This painting was awarded 3rd prize in the 75th Anniversary Exhibition of the Federation of Canadian Artists in Victoria BC.
This is a 10" x 20" oil painting on canvas. No Longer Available
This autumn scene was inspired by the late afternoon sun casting a shadow on the Sooke River creating a beautiful back drop to the interesting shapes of the overhanging bare branches.
It is an 8"x 10" oil painting on birch panel. No longer Available
This painting was inspired by a scene near an old Mill Pond used to contain logs for milling. This pond is near the mouth of Ayum Creek outside the town of Sooke. The still reflections of the dark forest, gold and green grasses along with the old wood structures served as a perfect composition.
This is an 8"x 10" oil painting on linen mounted on a wood panel. No longer Available
This painting was inspired by a scene on Todd Creek located within a Vancouver Island rain forest. This waterfall only runs full during the rainy season where it then flows into the Sooke River.
This is an 8"x 10" oil painting on birch. Available
This painting was inspired by a recent visit to Yellow Point. I encountered this beautiful scene of the light coming down on this clearing within the forest.
This is a 10" by 14" oil painting on canvas board. Available
This painting was inspired by a walk along the Sooke River one November afternoon. The warm sunlight contrasted beautifully with the cool shadows along the river.
This is an 8"x10" oil painting on birch panel.No longer Available
This painting was inspired by a west coast winter storm on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. During the winter months, storm winds combined with seasonal high tides can create dramatic storm surge conditions.
It is a 24" by 14" oil painting on linen. No longer Available
This painting was inspired by a scene on Bilston Creek near Metchosin BC. The patches sunlight penetrating the dark coastal forest shadows, highlighted this enchanting Vancouver Island forest scene.
It is a 15 1/4" x 10" oil painting on canvas board. No longer available
This oil painting was a commissioned work based on a photo of a popular location on the Nanaimo River called "Big Rock" This is an 11" x 14" oil painting on a Birch Panel. Not Available
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This oil painting was inspired on a trip to Whiffin Spit where a lone tree near the end of the Spit stood out against the soft fog in the background and the dried grasses and scattered logs in the foreground.
This is an 8"x10" oil painting on wood. No longer Available
This is a small oil painting inspired by a snowy scene near Stone Ridge overlooking the town of Sooke and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the distance. The warm colors of the late afternoon winter sky provided a perfect contrast to the cool colors of the snow and shadows. This is a 5"x7" oil painting on wood panel. No longer Available
This painting was inspired by a plein aire session on a windy November day on Whiffin Spit near Sooke British Columbia. The driftwood structure in the painting is a temporary structure built by beach visitors. I thought the subject lent itself perfectly to the mood of the November light and the west coast storm.
This a 11" by 14" oil painting on birch panel. No longer available
This painting was inspired by the glow of the setting sun reflecting softly on the landscape while the shadows along the rocks held a cool bluish tone. This scene is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island at a location called Point No Point.
This is an 10" by 8" oil painting on birch Panel. No longer available
This painting was inspired by an early October plein aire outing to the Sooke River near a place called Sand Pebble. The river was running unusually low after a long dry summer. The light colored exposed rocks added an interesting aspect to this view of the river.
This is an 8" x 10" oil painting on wood panel. No longer Available