Forsaking geophysics (my first career because "art doesn't pay!") I started painting full-time some years ago. I work with most media but prefer oils. My art most often reflects the Western Canada wilderness, to which I make frequent trips for inspiration. In my paintings I hope to re-create the sense of "being there". My hope is to re-connect the viewer with his/her natural surroundings. We are so easily distracted by our urban environment, we forget that this - the natural world - is where we came from. I also paint other subjects of beauty in a variety of styles. I submit to local shows and host my own exhibitions as I continue to search, research, and study so my art will continue to evolve.