I was born in Essex, England in 1944 and emigrated to Canada in
1957, residing first in Toronto and moving to Calgary in 1960.
Now residing near Vancouver, British Columbia.
influences on my style and career included J M W Turner and John
Constable. Later, the work of the late French minimalist Nicolas
De Stael played the most significant role in my development as
landscape paintings are abstracted to simple forms relying
on texture and tonal variations to create drama. My still-life
and flower works are painted with a palette knife and sometimes
brush in acrylic either on canvass or panels. I build the shapes
of the abstracted flowers, not being at all concerned with the
type of flower, by layering subtle...