Currently painting a
series of memorable moments inspired by the bird migration in our local area
here in Southern, Ontario.
includes the re-entry of so many, remarkable species including Eagles, Swans,
Herons, Egrets, Owls & many more species that call Southern Ontario their
home or migratory home.
We are centrally
located between 2 Great Lakes, lots of bays and tons of water in between. It is
an experience to be desired as part of the Carolinian Forests running through
the Marsh Wetlands with all the glorious wildlife and flora that call it home. Exploring
around Erieau, Rondeau and Point Pelee Parks armed with our cameras, binoculars
and sketchpads. Off we go to see what the day will bring. So many times, we are
delighted with that which was unexpected and an amazing sight! This we share
with you in paintings, stories and videos. Birders come from all over the world
to see these amazing creatures that visit this wonderful area. The Migratory
birds, stop and call it home for refuge.
We explore this
area ourselves enjoying the nature trails and sometimes finding our own trail
to venture on. Each of these paintings I do, are from my own pictures, studies
and sketching while viewing the particular creature without being intrusive in
anyway to them and their surroundings.
You will find original
paintings, Prints & some History of the Journey we have been on, through
out our website and I hope it brings some light into your day.
Another, part of
our journey is taking many trips to Algonquin Park and the surrounding areas of
Haliburton in Northern, Ontario, where my ancestors originally settled in from
Ireland, cleared their land and called it home. I still call it home and many
relatives and friends continue to live in the area.
I have painted many
of the animals we see on these trips and will continue to add to my Algonquin
Collection. Some of these paintings include Moose, Black Bear, Martins, Foxes,
Red Squirrels and even a Tom Thomson Tribute series has been done. Natural
Landscapes, Seascapes, Wildlife, Portraiture and Commissions are joyfully
The largest of this
series was painted vertically, on studio canvas to a very large scale of
48" x 60". I was working on a ladder for a great percentage of the
time. His name is Majestic, a Bull Moose we saw in Algonquin Park. Another bull
moose we saw, was painted this size horizontally and its name is Life is Good!
Going from this
larger size moving right down to a 6" x 6" out in the field sketching
in the painting on a boat no less for a Mural unveiling Nationally.
Life is good, when
you believe in yourself, have a good support system in place, stay steadfast through
all those trials and tribulations and trust that you are here for a reason! You
really, really are!
My art business has
been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts
Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand
behind the quality and value of my products."
If you have any
questions about any of my work, please feel free to reach out to me.