Sharing the Wild
People thrive when they have easy access to wilderness experiences.  Large tracts of undeveloped public land – such as (in the Comox Valley) the trails in Cumberland, along the Puntledge River, the ...
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Where is Inspiration?
One question an artist often gets asked is: “where do you find your inspiration?” I usually say “nature” instead of the real answer which is much longer and harder to pinpoint.
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Animal Teachers
  As a child I remember how much animals captured my imagination – I saw them as potential yet often elusive friends.  I wanted to be an animal doctor when I grew ...
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Rafting the Alsek River
This August I embarked on an adventure – a rafting trip on the upper Alsek River with Canadian River Expeditions.   I had saved for this trip for a few years as a ...
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Finding the Edge
Reflecting on this (Robert Davidson) quote again, I think “the knife edge” between the past and future is where true creativity lives.  Some think creativity is only painting, drawing, dancing or making ...
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Seeing More
As many of my students have told me, their lives seem richer because they are seeing better and seeing more.  It’s helpful to remember that we don’t teach reading and writing to produce ...
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View
This painting is loosely based on a view of the Comox Valley, perhaps from Cumberland or somewhere in the Beaufort Mountains.  It describes the place in a mountainbike ride or a hike you ...
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Time and Place - Growing Up at Point Holmes
Every time I visit the place I grew up – Pt. Holmes on the windy tip of the Comox  Peninsula – I  still feel very connected to the smells, sounds and sights.  ...
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Burning Thoughts
  Over the years I’ve had a few dreams about fire.  Sometimes I see the licking flames in sharp detail and other times something is burning more in the distance.  A couple times there ...
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