I graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art (School of Painting) in 1984.

I have continued to exhibit my paintings, sculptures and mixed media installations in public, alternative and commercial galleries – mostly in Vancouver and also in other Canadian cities, sometimes internationally. The primary focus of my paintings and sculptures is the natural West Coast landscape in relation to human industry.  With each passing year I’ve grown more and more fascinated with the collision of culture and nature.

My partner Helene Aspinall and I constructed Trans Am Totem for the 2014 – 2016 Vancouver Biennale. In 2017 we were invited to Munich, Germany by the Tollwood Summer Festival to install An Apparatus for Divining Capital.

EDUCATION

MA 1984 Royal College of Art, London, England
AOCA 1977 Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada
1974/75 Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver, Canada
AA1972 Douglas College, New Westminster, Canada

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS (selected)

2015 Endlessly Rocking Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2012 Cruising Arcadia CAFCA,North Vancouver, BC

2011 Shipped CAFCA, North Vancouver, BC

2010 Cut Blocks, Stacks & Bundles / Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlum, BC

2008 Thaw, Bau-Xi   Gallery, Vancouver, BC /Past Desolation Sound Amelia Douglas Gallary, New Westminster, BC

2007 Floating Worlds 2006 Marking Time

2002 Scaffold Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver

2000 Shift Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver

1999 Palimpsest grunt gallery, Vancouver

1998 The Enigma of Vessels

1997 Ark Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver

1997 Ark Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

1993 Fire & Water Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver

1988 Swimmer Series Heffel Fine Art Gallery, Vancouver

GROUP SHOWS (selected)

2018 Royal Academy Summer Show, London, England

2017 Fire & Water(with Laura Wee Lay Laq)Amelia Douglas Gallery, New Westminster, BC

2014-16 Open Borders/Crossroads Vancouver, Vancouver Biennale

2013 Punch Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2010 ArtWORK/Detroit Contemporary Art Institute, Detroit

2009 Unity & Diversity Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea

2007 Contemporary Craft in B.C. Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC

2005 25 Years*25 Artists Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

2003 Waterscapes Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1997 Artropolis Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1994 Monotypes Prior Editions, Vancouver, BC

1993 Artropolis ’93 Woodwards Building, Vancouver, BC

1998 VGH Foundation Show

1986 Art about Issues Surrey Art Gallery

1984 Between Two Countries Canada House / RCA, London, England

AWARDS / GRANTS (selected)

2015 Canada Council Project Grant
2006 Greenshields Foundation Grant
2002 Greenshields Foundation Grant
1999 British Columbia Arts Council Grant
1998 British Columbia Arts Council Grant
1997 British Columbia Arts Council Grant
1984 RCADegree Show / Burston Purchase Award 1982 Canada Council Project Costs Grant
1981 British Columbia Cultural Fund Grant
1998 British Columbia Arts Council Grant
1997 British Columbia Arts Council Grant
1984 RCADegree Show / Burston Purchase Award 1982 Canada Council Project Costs Grant
1981 British Columbia Cultural Fund Grant

REVIEWS / PUBLICATIONS / MEDIA (selected)

2018 As it Happens / interview with Carol Off / March 7, 2018

2017 Vancouver Sun (Art Seen – Kevin Griffin)
2015 Georgia Straight / The Vancouver Sun / Metro News / Global News / CBC News …
2012 The North Shore Outlook (A View from Here)
2011 The Vancouver Sun (Going for a ride in the age of auto), Canadian Art (Our Floating Forests),

CBC (NxNW Interview), Making It (by Chris Tyrell)
2010 Galleries West (Show Report: Cheongju Biennale 2009)
2009 Canadian Art (Seeing at Sea)
2008 The Essential Vancouver (Art Beat)
2007 Capilano Review (Artists at Capilano College)
2006 Galleries West (Marking Time)
2005 25 Years / 25 Artists (Richmond Art Gallery Silver Anniversary publication),

Edmonton Journal (Image(ination) Constructs) 2004 Canadian Art (Kerfuffle)

2000 Georgia Straight (Oct & Nov/Straight Choices)
1999 The Vancouver Sun (Palimpsest), Asian Art News (Palimpsest)
1999 The West Ender (Palimpsest)
1998 Asian Art News (Wedge), Artichioke (Site Specific), The Vancouver Sun (Wedge)

The Voice (Enigma of Vessels), Georgia Straight (Straight Choices)
1997 Canadian Art (Golden Years), The Vancouver Sun (Ark), The Vancouver Courier (Ark) 1993 Visions Quarterly (Fire & Water)
1993 The Vancouver Sun (Artropolis)
1986 Vanguard (Art about Issues)
1984 Arts Review Magazine (RCA Degree Show)