I am passionate about watercolour painting and am often thinking of my next painting challenge. It is a great endeavour as one can become very skilled with watercolour technique, but will never become it’s master.

This hobby laid dormant for quite a few years while I pursued my career working as a helicopter pilot on the coast of British Columbia. In conjunction with my working career I always packed a 35mm camera with me during my flying travels throughout much of Canada. My point is that I have been immersed in some type visual creativity my entire life.

I retired from my helicopter flying career in 2019 and together with woodworking, I started more paintings.

Snowfall

This simple painting from 2010 is my first attempt at renewing watercolour painting after a long hiatus.
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Serge

Serge’s regular profession was a school teacher and whose love for playing classical guitar was obvious. He was painted in 2011 after playing a classical …
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Long Distance Swimmer

An acquaintance of ours, Susan, is a long distance swimmer and a few years ago performed a long distance swim on Lake Cowichan on Vancouver …
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Audrey

This watercolour painting of one of our grand daughters was painted in 2016 as a study for the final painting that was given to her. …
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The Blue Bridge

This watercolour painting was made in 2017 to record the Johnson Street Bridge just prior to its replacement. Known locally as the Blue Bridge, it …
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Sidney Fish Market

Sydney, Australia has the iconic opera theatre in their inner harbour. Not to be outdone, Sidney, B.C has an iconic fish market on the waterfront …
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Whale Watching

During a vacation trip to Maui, my wife bought us a whale watching trip in an OC6 outrigger canoe. While on this incredible trip, I …
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Mending Nets

In the 1980’s, I was based in Prince Rupert, BC and often flew a helicopter charter to a remote Nisga’a village named Kincolith. As there …
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Anchor Winch

This watercolour of a BC Ferry anchor winch was painted in 2016. I was striving to portray the texture in the various aspects of the …
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Ninstints

The reference photograph was taken in early 1980 while conducting a helicopter charter flight in the Queen Charlotte Islands to the village of Ninstints on …
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Kitchen Witch

For those that have never come across a “Kitchen Witch”, it is a doll or poppet that is supposed to depict a “good” witch who …
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Sgt. Fouda

My work took me to Cameroon in West Africa in 2001, to do a safety survey of a contract we were serious about performing. Cameroon …
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Petite Memere

This watercolour is of our matriarch Grand Mother, Rose. While the reference photos were from a few years ago, the image was painted in 2021.
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Old Salt

My brother has owned a sailboat for most of his adult life and still enjoys getting out on Lake Huron for a sail. We grew …
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Shelter from the Rain

A painting of my son and grand daughter from a reference photo taken while they were huddled together in the rain. Painted in 2014.
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Johan

Johan is a magician with guitars, ukuleles and many other instruments and has a 50 year history with music. He had a long career …
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Booker

Our pet Golden Doodle sits above our fireplace mantel. He is a cuddly dog and loves to get on the bed in the morning and …
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Felix

Our grandson, Felix was holding a rosy coloured piece of plastic that reflected underneath his chin. This was painted in 2016. Painting the sweater was …
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Life Boat

Painted in the early 1990’s from a 20 minute drawing. I remember this as the ferry ride from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island to Fulford …
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Original, Print & Sculpture

One day, on my way to Peninsula Gallery in Sidney, B.C., I noticed these three characters who are often sitting there chatting. For three friends, …
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