Media Tools of Visual Art

Time and culture has provided a way for us capture images frozen in time and project these images onto the page in a two dimensional representation of three dimensions. Painting takes these images and expands them with the sensibility of this conversion of experience to art, image to surface.

Sculpture in its revelation of itself has the ability to recreate discovery; i.e. all sculpture is kinetic. When a viewer approaches a sculpture not all parts of the sculpture are seen immediately ,as the viewer moves around the piece, the sculpture is revealed.

Painting to me is concerned with place and describing that space through color theory with special attention to relative value of the colors. In a landscape painting this could be described as atmospheric perspective. Abstract paintings can use the same color and pictorial space tools.

The Performing Arts/ The Visual Arts

The power of temporality as a mirror to the human condition, informs all aspects of the performing arts. The power of physicality and evidence of process provide the visual artsa unique perspective when we consider time, history and temporality. These objects and hence these ideas may be seen without being defined by their current placement.

The Caveat of the " foul rag and bone shop of the heart " 

Combining painting and sculpture allows me a unique way to reflect the visual and emotional world. Paintings and sculptures are much more than a few rules and are of course rooted in intuition and feeling. Content is as important as medium.

"I must lie down where all the ladders start, in the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart."

W. B. Yeats "The Circus Animals Desertion" lines 39,40/ 1939

Born 1961 Stafford, England


University of Manitoba 1979-1984

Majored in painting and sculpture. Completed an honors thesis in painted steel sculpture continued to work at the U of M sculpture studio in special topics directed study until 1986.

Artistic History

2013 Under the Same Blue Sky, Gurevich Fine Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Solo Show)

2011 set design and creation Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of " Svengali" choreography by Mark Godden/ currently touring 2012.

2010-2011 set design and creation Koba Entertainment, Winnipeg Manitoba "Calliou" and "Toopy and Binoo" licensed nationwide touring children's theatre.

2009 set design and creation of The Royal Winnipeg Ballet 's production of " Moulin Rouge ". Choreographer Jorden Morris/ 2011 Jorden Morris takes" Moulin Rouge" to The Atlanta Ballet.

2007 set design and creation for Ballet Memphis's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Choreographer Mark Godden/ 2010 included in Ballet Memphis's Season.

2007 set design and creation for The Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of "Peter Pan". Choreographer Jorden Morris/ 2010 Jorden Morris takes "Peter Pan" to The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

2004 commission for The Aboriginal Achievement Award Foundation -three 30' x20' busts " Louis Riel, A Mohawk Man and An Inuit Woman" from 1" scale plasticine model to steel, foil, spray foam and paint.

2003-2012 The Fish Fly Gallery-gallery artist, Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba.

2003-2008 The Wave Art Tour, a self directed tour of 35 artist's studios in Manitoba's Interlake.

2000-2002 The Elmwood Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba- gallery artist.

2000 Investors Group nickel - plated brass sculpture for "i Profile" campaign

1998 Power Corporation faux finis exécutive suite

1995 Desarts Court yard Sculpture, Winnipeg Manitoba- plywood, steel and paint "Theatrical Drape Installation"

1994 Great West Life Collection -" River" - painted steel sculpture

1994 RecentSculptures The Brian Melnychenko Gallery

1993 Great West Life Collection - "Ribbons "- painted steel sculpture

1991 Manitoba Legislature Collection - 3 landscape paintings

1991 Artists on the Avenue/ "The Card Players" -painted steel sculpture, University of Winnipeg lawn

"Ribbons" painted steel sculpture, Portage and Edmonton

1989 Artists Series Videon Public Winnipeg - video segment

1989-99 Leonard Marcoe Studio Gallery, Winnipeg Manitoba- gallery artist

1988-93 The Uptown Gallery-gallery artist

1998 commission "Sky Line View Looking South"-from Arthur Mauro's office

1989 Manitoba Arts Council Art Bank- "Three False Suns "- painted plaster sculpture

1988 Manitoba Art's Council-Grant B Award for painted plaster and steel sculpture

1988 Main Access Gallery- Apropos Design purposeful artistic design

1987 Winnipeg ArtGallery 75th Anniversary Show "Cactus and Pumpkin" painted steel sculpture, catalogue available

1987 Main Access Gallery - Fresh Blood -curator Wayne Baerwaldt - 2 reviews from Border Crossings available

1987 The Thomas Gallery - New painted steel sculptures

1982 The Cardigan Milne Gallery, Winnipeg Manitoba - Water Colours of Peru

1982 Museo Del Arte, Lima Peru - Water Colours of Peru