Current Work
Raising Stanley
StoryTellers Nuit Blanche (2013)
Official Portrait of Michaëlle Jean
27th Governor General of Canada (2012)
tea/leaves (2010)
Afghanistan (2007-09)
(Canadian Forces Artist Program)
Blanche Dot Doris (2008)
Doris (2008-10)
Marjorie (2006-07)
Cut (2005-07)

Assortment (2009-2015)

guest artist
Barbara Bailey


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"official self-portrait "
acrylic on canvas, 76 x 101.6 cm, 2013

sold

Self Portraits
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Past Series
Are You Being Served? small 2005
Are You Being Served? 2004-05

New Directions
Interiors
Shopfronts

Still Life Gouache

Book Illustration

Heraldry



 

Red Umbrella With Wide Hat In Plaid Trousers Elizabeth Hotel
Ink Sketch General Hospital Bathroom Drawing New Specs 1
New Specs 2
     

Initially I painted self-portraits to confirm my own existence in the world. As my work evolves I increasingly use my body, nude or draped, more subjectively as "the model".

Most of these self-portraits are painted from life. An elaborate set-up of mirrors in my studio allows me to view myself from behind, or in profile, much as one would in the fitting room of a clothing shop. By this method I am able to remove myself from 'the artist' and instead view a series of lines, colours, tones and form to create a 'painting' not solely a 'self'portrait'.

I embrace the intimacy of self-portraiture and, like a chapter in an autobiography, with each painting I attempt to tell the story of my life.