painting and photographic works

The North (Painting Series)

In 2009, I painted a series inspired by a train trip from Toronto to Edmonton in December of 2008. The first day and a half of the trip covered southern and northern (northwest) Ontario (actually not very far north in terms of Canada’s geography but feeling very far removed compared to the Toronto region). I took many photos of the rugged terrain of the Canadian Shield to use as  reference images for paintings. As a series this is one of my personal favorites. Here are the key works:


“Evening from the Canadian”, oil on canvas, 61 by 122 cm (24×48″), 2009


“Leaning”, oil on canvas, 41 by 41 cm (16×16″), 2009


“Northern Survivor”, oil on canvas, 51 by 76 cm (20 x 30″), 2009


“Winter Sunrise on the Rails”, oil on canvas, 61 by 61 cm (24 x 24″), 2009


“December Sunset (Northern Ontario)”, oil on canvas, 61 by 61 cm (24×24″), 2009


“Leaning II”, oil on canvas, 61 by 61 cm (24×24″), 2009


“Northern Sunset Over Unknown Lake”, oil on canvas, 61 by 91 cm (24×36″), 2009


3 responses

  1. Wow! So beautiful!

    2016/12/25 at 11:18 pm

  2. Before I even read your post the paintings made me think of Canada. I traveled on the ALCAN in 2010 and your paintings reminded me of some of the scenery on that trip. They’re beautiful paintings, I especially like the first and last ones.

    2016/12/29 at 4:25 pm

  3. Amazing, I especially love ‘Northern Sunset Over Unknown Lake.’

    2017/01/11 at 4:42 pm

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