Plein Air MD Ltd is a registered non-profit. The vision of Plein Air MD is to assist participants dealing with high levels of stress and/or PTSD; reconnecting them with nature while creating art through the medium of plein air painting. The program will be open to emergency first responders and the military.
I am a professional representational fine artist with over thirty years of experience. I spend a lot of time outdoors and immerse myself in the geography of my subject, I try to work in natural settings and from life as much as possible. This is reflected in my artwork. In the studio, larger paintings are created from smaller outdoor sketches. This was a process I learned from by the likes of Tom Thomson. Like my predecessors, I am fascinated with light and colour and how it affects our world. This is what I paint.
I am mainly self-taught. My education stems from finding mentorship through living artists that inspire me and directly work with them, travelling to museums and exhibitions to study masterworks of the great artists before me and of course constant study and practice in the field.
I am represented by Mountain Galleries in Banff, Jasper, Whistler and Stratford. I teach painting classes at Swinton’s Art as well as lead multi-day workshops, do painting demos, and teach private lessons.
Your support and contributions will help us purchase art supplies for participants. We thank you for your support.