Indeed, we cannot imagine that a mind could paint.
It is by lending his body to the world that the artist changes the world into paintings.
This selection of smaller landscapes and night paintings were painted outside, on site, on Vancouver Island and surrounding islands. Completing paintings outdoors in a single session fulfills a need to get outside, immerse myself in weather and practice an all-or-nothing, intuitive method of painting. I approach the landscape not as an observer of things, but as a participant in an event, an ever-changing and open-ended event of which I am a part. Seeing (that mysterious integration of mind/body), thought, and bodily expression—the gesture of the hand wielding the brush—are intertwined and simultaneous.
At night, using a limited palette and often working in near darkness, I work under a light source when available, such as a street light or the moon, or from the relative comfort of the front seat of my car, using the dim interior light and a steering wheel easel I designed and built for this purpose.