"The area of my research is representational painting and drawing with a specialization in portraiture and the figure. In the formal discipline of painting, my work is informed by impressionism, realism, and abstract expressionism. The human experience, particularly how people engage with one another, is an important theme in my work. I create paintings that address social conflict, cultural identity, history, myth, narrative, and man’s relationship to the environment."
"I graduated with a BFA from the University of Alberta in 1998 and an MFA from the University of Calgary in 2000. I have received three Elizabeth Foundation Awards, several grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, BC Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and a President’s SSHRC from the University of Saskatchewan. In the last ten years, as a representational artist, I produced over thirty large scale paintings, mounted thirteen solo, three two-person, and several group exhibitions in Canada, United States, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, the Czech Republic, India, and China. I teach as an Associate Professor (Painting/Drawing), Department of Art and Art History, University of Saskatchewan, Canada."
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