I began painting about forty years ago as a way to shed stress and anxiety. I tried a number of different pastimes but I quickly found that many were just beyond my capability. I noted that I had little aptitude for hammering or sawing, so woodworking was not an option. I also found that I was physically challenged when I tried to swing at a golf ball. And then lightning struck! I discovered painting. The smell and the texture of the paint, the sound of a brush on canvas, the feel of the palette knife in my hand, captivated me. Although my skill was limited, my passion knew no bounds. As a man with one eye and no depth perception, painting was both a challenge and an adventure.
Over the years, I have tried to capture the beauty that I see in nature. Often times, as we rush through Life we miss the majesty that surrounds us. Painting allows me to pause, look and focus on the wonderful creation that is all around us. Creation is ours to be enjoyed, no matter what medium you employ. I hope my art will inspire you to follow the words of Churchill “Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely”. Just imagine what you can do if you just believe that you can.
“Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end, or almost to the end, of the day.”
“Painting as a Pastime”