In this image I am sitting across from a stately sweep of the mountains along the Jasper to Banff highway. My painting of that mountains cape was completed following that trip, and it is now in a private collection in USA.
Drawing and painting has been a lifelong avocation but I have accelerated my artistic output during the last decade. As a young man planned to become a graphic artist but instead art became a pastime. Visual pictures yielded to word pictures as I enrolled in theological training. I drove to college in a used '57 VW Beetle procured in trade for a painting. I never regretted my choice of altruistic service and in August 2008 I retired after investing forty-five years as a church pastor and denominational executive and obtaining master's and doctoral degrees. I picked up my palette and brushes and returned with passion to the canvas to paint the faces and the places of God's creation.drawing and painting has been a lifelong avocation.It seems to fit.