I am constantly exploring and changing directions as I paint. Last year I fell in love with the roads winding their way through Tiny Township.

“Up Dawson’s” was the first in a plein air series

Up Dawson's 14x18

Up Dawson’s 14×18

I was inevitably led to painting some larger studio pieces. Both the larger version of “Up Dawson’s” and “To Lafontaine” are two of my favourites.

Up Dawson's 30x40

Up Dawson’s 30×40

Lafontaine 40x40

Lafontaine 40×40

The latter was completed in November 2012 and I fully intended to continue in this direction over the winter — but I got inspired by something else . . .