August 17, 2017, Last Light, SW Corner of Confluence, Oil on Birch Panel, 8”x10”, private collection, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

NOTES ON CURRENT

These works are from an ongoing practice I call Notes on Current.

Current is simply movement, the dance of natural energies. We refer to it when we talk about any movement of energy; water, wind, electricity, even cultural movements. In attempting to align myself with these natural energies, I look to the Bow and Elbow rivers. It makes sense, as I am mostly water myself, and water connects all of us. These plein air works are meditations, and documents of lessons learned from a body of water that is older and wiser than I will ever be. The river reminds me that everything is moving all the time, in all ways. Nothing is inside me, everything is inside me, there is no me. 


August 17, 2017, Last Light, SW Corner of Confluence, Oil on Birch Panel, 8”x10”, private collection, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

August 17, 2017, Last Light, SW Corner of Confluence, Oil on Birch Panel, 8”x10”, private collection, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Spring Run Off, June 20 2017, Last Light, SW End of St Patrick’s Bridge  Oil on Birch Panel  8”x10”

Spring Run Off, June 20 2017, Last Light, SW End of St Patrick’s Bridge Oil on Birch Panel 8”x10”

Girl on a Rock,  2017,  Last Light, SE End of St. Patrick’s Island Bridge,  Oil on Birch Panel,  8"x10”

Girl on a Rock, 2017, Last Light, SE End of St. Patrick’s Island Bridge, Oil on Birch Panel, 8"x10”

Hazard Signs,  Last Light, July 8th 2017, Oil on Birch Panel, 8”x10”

Hazard Signs, Last Light, July 8th 2017, Oil on Birch Panel, 8”x10”

July 18, 2017, Last Light, SW Corner of Confluence, Oil on Birch Panel, 8”x10”

July 18, 2017, Last Light, SW Corner of Confluence, Oil on Birch Panel, 8”x10”

June 12, 2017 (spring run off),  Last Light, SW Corner of Confluence, Oil on Birch Panel, 8”x10”

June 12, 2017 (spring run off), Last Light, SW Corner of Confluence, Oil on Birch Panel, 8”x10”

The Brown Apartment Block, July 14 2017, Last Light, SE End of St. Patricks Bridge, Oil on Birch Panel, 8”x10”

The Brown Apartment Block, July 14 2017, Last Light, SE End of St. Patricks Bridge, Oil on Birch Panel, 8”x10”

Girl in a Pink Bikini, July 29 2016,  SE corner of Confluence, last light, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

Girl in a Pink Bikini, July 29 2016, SE corner of Confluence, last light, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

July 18 2016,  NE Corner of Confluence (off St. Patrick's Island), oil on birch panel, 8" x 10" .

July 18 2016, NE Corner of Confluence (off St. Patrick's Island), oil on birch panel, 8" x 10" .

August 5 2016,  SE corner of Confluence, last light, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

August 5 2016, SE corner of Confluence, last light, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

June 17 2016,  SW corner of Confluence, last light, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

June 17 2016, SW corner of Confluence, last light, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

August 4 2016,  South side of bridge to St. Patrick's Island, last light, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

August 4 2016, South side of bridge to St. Patrick's Island, last light, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

June 3 2016, 1 block east of 12 St. bridge, north side of river, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

June 3 2016, 1 block east of 12 St. bridge, north side of river, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

August 26  2016, SE end of St. Patricks Bridge, last Light, Oil on Birch Panel, 8" X 10"

August 26 2016, SE end of St. Patricks Bridge, last Light, Oil on Birch Panel, 8" X 10"

Sept 16 2016, South End of St Patricks Island, Last Light, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

Sept 16 2016, South End of St Patricks Island, Last Light, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

August 13 2016  SE end of St Patrick's Island Bridge, oil on birch panel, 8" x10"

August 13 2016 SE end of St Patrick's Island Bridge, oil on birch panel, 8" x10"

September 9 2016, SE end of St Patrick's Island, Last Light, Oil on Birch Panel, 8" x10"

September 9 2016, SE end of St Patrick's Island, Last Light, Oil on Birch Panel, 8" x10"

July 7 2016,  SW Corner of Confluence, last light, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

July 7 2016, SW Corner of Confluence, last light, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

August 30 2016  SW Corner of Confluence  Fisherman in White, Oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

August 30 2016 SW Corner of Confluence Fisherman in White, Oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

August 28 2015,  last light, 1 block East of yellow house, oil on panel, 8" x 10"

August 28 2015, last light, 1 block East of yellow house, oil on panel, 8" x 10"

The Old Zoo Bridge, First Light, September 18 2015, Oil on Birch Panel, 8” x10”

The Old Zoo Bridge, First Light, September 18 2015, Oil on Birch Panel, 8” x10”

September 9 2015, last light, blocks away from New Street, oil on birch panel, 9" x 12"

September 9 2015, last light, blocks away from New Street, oil on birch panel, 9" x 12"

August 2015, last light,  1 block east of yellow house, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

August 2015, last light, 1 block east of yellow house, oil on birch panel, 8" x 10"

August 26 2015  12 st. bridge / fires from northern states and BC, First Light, oil on birch panel, 12" x 9"

August 26 2015 12 st. bridge / fires from northern states and BC, First Light, oil on birch panel, 12" x 9"