Small realism contemporary portrait of polar bear at night. Oil painting on gallery mount canvas. Dark blue sky. Dramatic light off white fur. Inspired by "Inukshuk" a Toronto Zoo polar bear. Framed in black floater frame.
No matter the subject matter, I strive to reveal the spirit and story within. My appreciation for solitude, that is not lonely, is often a theme to my work. A positive thinking artist, my work often reflects this in its beautiful colour, the viewpoint of looking up, and sometimes a touch of humor. The impact of scale on a work intrigues me. My cat painting portraits, for example, are 4 - 6 feet tall. My portraits of people are often large scale, or just the opposite - 6" x 6" small - the little faces, usually of children, equally full of character. I love the act of oil painting, the blending, glow and beautiful colours of the oil paints.