My travels as a photographer,painter and cinematographer have undoubtedly shaped who I am.I have been fortunate to have travelled to some of the most unique places on earth- from the tiniest hamlet at the North Pole to Asia's bustling cities to the remote uninhabited Galapagos Islands in South America. I have met some incredible people...and creatures..and have enjoyed briefly living alongside them.Their experiences have become my own and unbeknownst to them, they have had an everlasting effect on my life.These individuals and their daily routines have been the main inspiration for my work in pictures.
However, as one can see from my paintings,I almost inevitably "return" to my homeland, Newfoundland, to seek inspiration as a painter.More precisely, it is what surrounds this land that captivates me most-the sea. Having grown up on an island in the North Atlantic,one cannot help but bear witness to the many moods of the ever-present water.From all angles-from the safety of land, from the air and from the sea itself; be it on oil rigs,ships or precarious dinghies - I have felt both its fury and tranquility. Whether the images are realistic, abstract or a combination of both, it is this element of nature that is a constant theme in my work.
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