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



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


Painting Update – Spring 2019

14 April 2019

I showed  6 paintings in the Burnaby Artists Guild Spring Show.

This one is 16 x 20 and using an old photo of my maternal grandmother – Nana Rose.

Nana Rose

This underpainting in acrylic is a value study done with burnt umber and titanium white. I plan to do more work on the values and then glaze over with oil paint.

This one is based on a very old sketch done in France in 1977.

“Imagine That!”

This is a 16 x 20 oil painting. I want to do more work on it  – especially the man’s face.

This one is also based on a very old sketch of Markos Boutsinos in Galissa Greece:


This is also 16 x 20 and needs more work on the face.

This one is of Despina in Galissa Greece – she operated a small convenience store a few doors down from where I was staying:


This is 16 x 20 oil and I have been working with glazes on this one.

This one is also 16 x 20 oil based on a sketch done in Greece many years ago:

Shown above is the acrylic under painting; I do not have a photo of the finished painting – which I sold at the Burnaby Artists Guild Spring Show!