The Arctic landscape has always left me completely in awe by its vastness and pure lines.
King Eiders | 2016, 60 x 40 acrylic on canvas. A group of King Eiders flying towards me. I can hear the air hissing over their wings as they approach. The air is cold and crisp. This is the Canadian High Arctic.
Summer Waiting | 60 x 36 acrylic on canvas. A polar bear faces the reality of longer summers and scarcity.
South Bound | 2016, 60 x 36 acrylic on canvas. A small flock of Snow Geese fly over the Taiga forest after an early snow fall.
Snowy Owl | 2016, 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. Navigating through snowflakes with a keen eye on its target.
Late Departure | 24 x 30 acrylic on canvas. A Snow Geese couple taking off on a late departure.
Wyoming Buffaloes 2 | 2016, 60 x 36 Acrylic on canvas. A small group of Buffaloes have pulled away from the heard in search for food in the middle of winter. Courage and persistence. The will to adapt. Against all logic and common sense, I have done the same as a graphic design manager who became an artist painter. I love to see the story behind the scene and portrait it in a simple and minimalist fashion.
Iqiqsimajut | Muskox Herd is a 2015, 60 x 30 acrylic on canvas. In the high arctic, a Muskox herd comes to rest.
Mingitturniq | The Hunter is a 2015, 60 x 30 acrylic on canvas. An Inuit on his Kayak is on the hunt for Seals and glides effortlessly by the Ice Cap as a pair of Arctic Terns fly by.
"Snow Day" is a 2015, 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. In the Arctic winter, every day is a snow day.
"Kagelrarpok" is a 2014, 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. He who walks ahead of dogs. Often time, the Inuit would break trail for the dogs to make it easier for them to pull the sled.
"Nikpartok" is a 2014, 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. He who waits. With nothing but time, waiting becomes a fact of life.
"Coming Home" is a 2013, 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. One man, one sleigh and his dogs in the open Arctic coming home after setting traps.
"Arctic trek" is a 2013, 48 x 36 Acrylic on canvas. Battling the elements, the caribou seek shelter while an Arctic storm whirls by.
Nikpartok in a modern setting.
The Northeast Coast is many things to me. It is beautiful and quaint but can be also a harsh and cruel environment. Its cold waters draw me in and also scare me away. My respect for the North Atlantic and its courageous fishermen who brave her moods, have inspired me to create this collection.
Catherine's Beach House | 2016, 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. Dream House with a backyard view on the North Atlantic.
"Morning Mist" 2016. 60 x 36 acrylic on canvas. A Blue Heron is on final approach on Popham beach at low tide while the morning mist is lifting.
Wild Roses | 2016, 60 x 36 acrylic on canvas. A Long-Billed-Curlew approaching Parson's beach in Kennebunk Maine.
"Goose Rocks" 2016. 72 x 36 acrylic on canvas. A small flock of Terns fly over Goose Rocks Beach.
"Parson's Beach" 2016, 60 x 36 acrylic on canvas. Another peaceful day on Parson's Beach in Kennebunk, ME.
"The Megan B." 2016, 60 x 36 acrylic on canvas. 3 fishermen taking a Tuna aboard the Megan B..
"Great Hill Rd." 2016, 60 x 36 acrylic on canvas. A view of Great Hill Road from Parson's beach at high tide.
"Back Home" is a 2015, 48 x 30 acrylic on canvas. It is a variant from "Gone Fishing" only this time, our Lobsterman is back home.
"Neighbours 2" is a 2015, 60 x 36 acrylic on canvas. Tern Island off the coast of Chatham, Cape Cod, MA. SOLD
"Rest" is a 2015, 60 x 30 acrylic on canvas. After a long day, two boats rest in the calm waters of Cape Porpoise.
"Timber Island" is a 2015, 30 x 24 acrylic on canvas. High tide at Goose Rock Beach. Timber Island stands guard.
"Storm Coming" is a 2015, 30 x 24 acrylic on canvas. It is late afternoon on Cape Porpoise, a storm is coming. Are they coming back soon?
"Contessa" is a 2015, 24 x 18 acrylic on canvas. The Contessa sits in calm waters on a day off in Cape Porpoise.
"Gone Fishing" is a 2013, 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. A lone fishing hut awaits the return of her owner by day's end.
"The Lobsterman" is a 2013 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. Idling near the coast, a lobsterman readies his boat for the dock.
"Morning Glory" is a 2014 acrylic on canvas. Two birds in early morning await the sea's offerings.
"Hard Day's work" is a 2014 40 x 30 acrylic on canvas. A few more pots to go.
"Left Behind" is a 2014 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. A few buoys are left behind by a fisherman.
"Serenity" is a 40 x 30 acrylic on canvas. The calm waters makes a boat's reflection appear peaceful.
"Neighbours" is a 2013 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. Four small houses stand on guard on this small parcel of land.
"Prime Location" is a 30 x 24 acrylic on canvas. A Ring Billed Seagull claims the lone poast awaiting the fog to rise.
"Time to reflect" is a 2014, 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. One man's image reflects on the surface as he reflects deep within his soul.
Wooden Barns have survived the centuries and still stand tall and proud around our countryside. Each one has a story to tell.
Barn in Mist | 2016, 60 x 36 acrylic on canvas. A cedar planked barn sits on field. Mist is clearing on an early morning in September.
"Caroline's Barn" is a 2014, 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. On a hot summer day, driving in the countryside, we came across this beautiful barn and my darling said to me, "that's my barn!"
"A White Barn" is a 2013, 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. Alone in the fields on a grey Autumn day.
"Fall Harvest" is a 2013, 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. In the vastness of the prairies sits a red barn anticipating colder months ahead for colder months.
"Family Business" is a 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas. In the distant horizon, two brothers share a crop of wheat.
Coming soon in 2017. A new series reflecting my impressions of my time Tanzania, Africa. Here are just a few photos representing a fragment of the everlasting memories I have and will cherish for the rest of my life.