Recent Water colour…

Here is a recent water colour portrait of my friend “Anton”…

10 x 14 inches water colour on 150lb paper $375.00


Recent Water colour…

Here is a recent water colour portrait of a friend – “Mossy”:

10x 14 inches – water colour on 150lb paper – $325.00

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Golden Year… Burnaby Artists Guild…50th Anniversary Exhibition

I will be showing 2 paintings at the upcoming anniversary exhibition at the Deer Lake Art Gallery 1-29 February 2020.

One painting is called “Life” and is a watercolour I did at life drawing last fall:

The other is an oil painting called “Summer Concert” done from a composite of several sketches made at Nicola Lake BC.:

Summer Concert

The instruments are, left to right; rebec, hurdy-gurdy, bombard – all ancient instruments from the Middle Ages.



Some sketches from the recent past…

At the “Ho”
River Road in Richmond BC
Laughing faces from my head
Marina near Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island BC – sold

My New BMW F800ST

Got my new motorbike in August 2019 –

Painting Uncategorized Watercolours

Summer 2019 Update

This summer I have focused on water colours in “plein air” – here are some examples:

Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver BC,Water colour, 11″ 14″
Deer Lake Park
Guichon Pond
River Road
Life Drawing
Deer Lake
Apple Tree
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Painting – 2017

13 Dec 2017

Since retiring from the practice of architecture and teaching environmental design, I have redirected my website to here. I have been a member of the Burnaby Artists Guild since 2015.

I have participated in two shows and have 3 paintings in progress.

Just finished a portrait of Gandhi:

My latest watercolour:

I will be showed these at the Spring Show  (apologies for the poor quality images – they will be updated as soon as possible):

   Gardenia for Mom’s Birthday

   Anton – not for sale

   Bob & Lilly – soldAutumn – sold


Acrylics Painting

Acrylic paintings

My first opaque paintings were acrylic – like these:

Bob & Lilly at Anton’s Restaurant – 16×20 inches acrylic on canvas
Autumn in the southern interior – 16×20 inches acrylic on canvas

Now I am mainly using acrylics for under painting of oil paintings. An example of an acrylic under painting is:

under painting Nana Rose – 16×20 inches acrylic on canvas
see final oil painting in oil painting section
Painting Watercolours


My first efforts at painting were all watercolours – this occurred during my university days under the tutelage of Gentile Tondino at McGill’s School of Architecture.

Sketch at Nicola Lake

Since retirement in 2016 I have begun working with acrylics and, more recently, water miscible oil paint.

Sketched this lady in a waiting room – colours added later
Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver BC
Apple tree near Shadbolt Centre
Metrotown towers seen from Deer Lake Burnaby BC
View from Bob’s place on Ruxton Island BC

Burnaby Artists Guild Spring Show

Our Guild had our spring show last weekend – it was well attended and many works were sold..


My boards                                                                   Jim Keayes (our president) opening night