LANDSCAPES

Artist Statement The juxtaposition of natural and industrial landscapes is a large theme throughout my work. While industrial landscapes, and in particular factory work sites, are often regarded in a negative way as unsightly and dirty locales, there is a beauty behind the grimy and sooty facades. In this series I was heavily influenced by my roots in Hamilton, Ontario, as I monumentalize such landscapes by recreating them with elements of fire, water and pigment. The rawness and hardness of the steel and concrete is somehow balanced well by the shores of Lake Ontario, the Hamilton escarpment and sky. These paintings are also interpretations of the dilemma of today's reality. Our society needs factories, such as steel mills and oil refineries to properly function, but they are a great source of contamination to our environment. This series is particularly relevant in today's political climate, with the increased focus on global warming and the need to implement new plans for a healthier planet. 

Hanging Pines || Algonquin Series

Hanging Pines || Algonquin Series

Pines || Algonquin

Pines || Algonquin

Toronto

Toronto

IMG_7381

IMG_7381

The Wild || Algonquin Series

The Wild || Algonquin Series

Monolithic || Algonquin Series

Monolithic || Algonquin Series

The Sky || Algonquin Series

The Sky || Algonquin Series

Moody Skies

Moody Skies

Pines Simplified || Algonquin

Pines Simplified || Algonquin

The Lights || Algonquin

The Lights || Algonquin

The Haze || Ebenezor Series

The Haze || Ebenezor Series

The North Shore || Ebenezor Stones

The North Shore || Ebenezor Stones

Algonquin Colours

Algonquin Colours

Praying for Toronto

Praying for Toronto

Balancing The Ebenezor Stones

Balancing The Ebenezor Stones

Through The Trees || Algonquins

Through The Trees || Algonquins

Ebenezer Stones North

Ebenezer Stones North

IMG_7132

IMG_7132

Frenchman's Bay

Frenchman's Bay

Algonquin Glowing Pines.jpg

Algonquin Glowing Pines.jpg

Algonquin Burn.jpg

Algonquin Burn.jpg

Algonquin Burn Walking up to Lookout Point.jpg

Algonquin Burn Walking up to Lookout Point.jpg

Algonquin (Swamp Walk).jpg

Algonquin (Swamp Walk).jpg

Algonquin (Swamp colours).jpg

Algonquin (Swamp colours).jpg

Algonquin (Kearney).jpg

Algonquin (Kearney).jpg

Cottage.jpg

Cottage.jpg

Algonuin North.jpg

Algonuin North.jpg

Hamilton (Towards Toronto) 2007

Hamilton (Towards Toronto) 2007

Toronto Panorama 2007

Toronto Panorama 2007

Through the Trees (Moose)

Through the Trees (Moose)

The Windmill

The Windmill

The Smoke Stacks

The Smoke Stacks

The Rapids

The Rapids

The Harbour

The Harbour

The Fire of Industry

The Fire of Industry

THE FACTORY

THE FACTORY

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

Swamp Path

Swamp Path

Sudbury

Sudbury

Pickering Nuclear

Pickering Nuclear

NEW YORK TOP OF THE ROCK

NEW YORK TOP OF THE ROCK

New York pre 911

New York pre 911

NEW YORK BEFORE THE TUNNEL

NEW YORK BEFORE THE TUNNEL

New York 2008

New York 2008

Neo Shimmering Water

Neo Shimmering Water

Into the Wild of The North

Into the Wild of The North

High City

High City

Hamilton North

Hamilton North

Driving to the cottage

Driving to the cottage

Hamilton Harbour

Hamilton Harbour

Fuchia Stacks

Fuchia Stacks

Exhibitionism of Power Generation

Exhibitionism of Power Generation

Escarpmen

Escarpmen

Dead Burnt Tree

Dead Burnt Tree

Dandelion fire

Dandelion fire

The Weed of our Culture

The Weed of our Culture

The Beauty of Industry

The Beauty of Industry

Steel town 2

Steel town 2

Picton

Picton

hamilton1

hamilton1

Tuscany

Tuscany

Hamilton 2

Hamilton 2

Seoul

Seoul

james ruddle Algonquin Moose

james ruddle Algonquin Moose