Artist's Bio, Paintings, Installations, etc.


Presently living in Fredericton, I have at various times lived in Miramichi, Edmundston, Saint John, Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver and a lot of places in between. Have travelled a bit too. At various times in these various places, I have been a student, painter, installation artist, columnist, cartoonist, administrator, dreamer, bureaucrat, professional designer and CEO of a major cultural institution. Although influenced early on by the colours and textures of small town side streets and rural back roads of New Brunswick, it was while studying landscape architecture in Toronto that the heavy urban landscape became a major influence in the installation art that I made and exhibited there. After returning to New Brunswick, I began doing watercolours and created the DRUMlins cartoon strip. The strip ran for over 16 years in the Miramichi Leader, and, for the last decade or so, has and continues to be published on social media platforms. Over the years, my DRUMlin drawings developed into a number of oil & acrylic paintings resulting in various exhibitions. The lowly steel drum containers, my favorite characters, emphasize that somehow the mundane is relevant, the simple wise and the rusty always beautiful. Beyond the DRUMlins drawings, my stuff continues to be the result of a fascination with materials, textures, composition and the effects of time. I like to draw, paint and arrange things in a way that illustrates the relationships we have with the things we use and discard.


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Art Showings  
2022 Pop-up, 2 person show, Fredericton, NB
  Some early pieces and recent original DRUMlin Drawings

Travelin’ Rusty Roadshow, Lac Baker, Saint John, Miramichi, NB

  101 DRUMlins prints and selected original ink/watercolours
2008 Drummoot, Studio 151, Fredericton, NB
  Paintings (watercolors and gouache) and installations
2002 Oil drums On Canvas, The Playhouse, Fredericton, NB
  11 large oils on canvas
1998 Weathered Wood, Rusty Metal and Drums that I have known, The Space, Saint John, NB

10 Year Retrospective, Carrefour Beausoleil, Miramichi, NB

1984 Bill Hicks Bicentennial Art Show, Chatham, NB
  Watercolours and sculptural pieces
1981 Scapes, Gallery Soho, Queen St.
  Sculptural pieces, furniture planters and installation art
1980 Spring Flower and Garden Show, Toronto, ON
  Sculptural pieces, furniture planters and installation art
Other Creative Endeavors
2003-present Illustrator
  “DRUMlin Drawings” published regularly on social media
1986-2003 Cartoonist
  Creator of the weekly strip “DRUMLINS”

Publication of The Metal Majority, the Voice of the Rusty Right, a collection of DRUMLIN cartoons.

1996-1997 Miramichi Tapestries, a series depicting the history of the Miramichi in collaboration with Ivan Crowell
1994 Columnist
  Miramichi Leader/Weekly
1992-2000 Film Production
  Provision of regional insight & expertise to various aspects of film & TV projects
  1995-97 Regional representative for Northwest Passage Communications.
1990-2003 Set and Prop Design
  School and Community Theatre
1978-present Various Other Painting Series and Art Installation Projects:
  - A series of darkened places
  - Portraits of Appliances
  - Ties on Trees
  - Flip Chart Art
  - Urban Ugly, Industrial Delinquency and Disasters on the Farm (installations and paintings)
  - Various Other Paintings
  - Red Fence - 1990 Installation
  - Jean Planters and the Volkswagen Planter