Men With Hats is my present series of paintings. This series is the offspring of larger drawings I created in 1986, about the time I was finishing my Fine Arts degree at the University of Lethbridge.Conceptualized portraits of musicians is how I would describe this work.Multiple views and angles similar to a photo shoot. These subjects have personality and presence.
The re-emergence of musicianship in my life is a major factor in the presentation of this series.
Colour, movement and texture has become my fortier. Filling the canvases with thick impasto paint is my trademark. I have come full circle because today I am creating images that first presented themselves 25 years ago but now I am painting them with experience, sophistication and maturity behind me .