Cessation, 2020. Oil paint, paint thinner, pencil, thread on canvas. 40x26 inches
This painting uses a muted colour pallet to convey a sense of nostalgia or a memory. The subject matter was chosen as an attempt to be able to relate to most people who were raised in Western Canada, as most have been stopped by these lights at some point in their life. The images are drawn on in pencil in a sketch-like matter to represent the details of our memories that can’t quite be placed. The contract of the bold thread on the railroad crossing gate is meant to emphasize the jarring memories of having to stop and wait for the train to cross.
Homage to Philsie, 2020. Oil paint on canvas. 34x22 inches
This painting is of a dark barn in a dark and earie setting. An unknown deep yellow substance spewing from inside the barn. There is no given narrative, only what the viewer depicts for themselves.