I am an artist working in Toronto, Canada. Often I work from life. I like to study the world and learn specifically about the details of things, places, people. I feel that nailing the aspects of colour and value, exploring relationships between one thing and another can give me a true and specific understanding. And when the understanding is deep and elemental, it can lead to a wonderful painting.
Often, though, I explore more conceptual ideas or social issues, and then I use all the tricks of the trade, from photography to photoshop, collage and paper, everything I can to make a painting that has an impact.