I want to make the mundane beautiful. I try to recreate more than just what meets the eye. For me, my paintings are about capturing and deconstructing the literal representation of movement. I'll juxtapose the brutal forces of wind and the crashing of waves with the delicate mist and blanketing haze that often follows the harshest of storms borrowing heavily from JMW Turner's storied seascapes. I like to playfully explore with colour. I will use layers of paint to draw attention to the textures of scenery, highlighting the sandy, the velvety, the leathery, or the chalky earthy materials. I work in my West Toronto loft or along the shores of the Great Lakes.