I have long admired architecture stemming from a childhood often left to my own devices traversing Toronto’s downtown. Today my interests lie in capturing the beauty found in the mundane of the cityscape. Inspired by both the overlooked and iconic architectural history of Toronto as well as urban design, typography and the concept of trapped carbon and building preservation.
My process to create a painting is a lengthy one. Beginning with an idea that is drawn into my sketchbook 2-4 years out from an exhibit. From there extensive research on the locations are conducted and the series gets planned out. Often multiple trips to a location is required whether that is due to needing additional source reference or to catch the bright sunlight kissing the cityscape. All my paintings are created at first frommy own photographs, from there I build extremely high resolution compositions in Photoshop which allows me to see all the details that allows me to respect each building fully in my minutely detailed paintings.
I was born in Leamington, Ontario and raised in Toronto, Ontario. My paintings are highly sought after having 75 paintings placed in both private and corporate collections in the past six years. I live and work in Toronto’s midtown neighbourhood of Leaside with Janie my artist wife and our English bull terriers Fionn and Dolores.