With over twenty years experience under my belt as a house painter and amateur photographer, a few years ago I unexpectedly watched a documentary on artist/photographer, Gerhard Richter – he was creating large, abstract paintings using long, flat squeegee tools, and applying oil paints onto his canvases. They were awesome and I was immediately inspired. I said to myself, “I can’t draw a stick-man for the life of me, but I bet I can do that.” And so, after many years of painting the walls of houses, I retired my roller, purchased a power saw, clamps, wood, rolls of canvas, and got to work on making my own frames. NOTE: (all my paintings are custom gallery wrapped around 2.75 inch thick Douglas Fir wood). Not long after, I was deeply submerged into the abstract world of oil paints on canvas and had soon developed my own style using the squeegee technique as well as a palette knife for my figurative pieces. The result is what I call modern contemporary expressionism.
Contact ArtMatch if you’re interested in any of my pieces, as well as visiting my home studio in person – I live only 20 minutes south of Calgary in Okotoks.
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