Forests & Lakes is an exhibition of plein air studies that I created in nature using a combination of gouache, pencil, watercolour, and ink. I have been developing my plein-air practice for many years, finding inspiration in the Ontario countryside, and joy in the act of studying the landscape. Plein air painting for me is a way to enjoy the natural world and savor the moment. It gives me great pleasure and makes me feel alive and connected. I love to savor the shape, line, light, colour and energy of the world around me.
’Forests & Lakes’ begins its journey in the Akin Vitrine Galleries in Toronto Canada, beginning at 1485 Dupont for the month of January and 1747 St. Clair Avenue West in February.