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Canadian birches remind me of my native Scottish trees; they were just one of the many things that made this wonderful new country feel like home. Like me they are a hardy northern species that thrives best in cooler climates.
The process begins with photographing bare birch trunks in the winter. Many of the birches I use are from High Park, Rouge Park and around the beach, although some are from as far afield as Ganaraska and the Muskokas.
After processing and printing the photos, I use a process that transfers the ink directly into the paint on the canvas. Using brushes, rollers and sponges, I paint in the foliage on the prepared canvas.
The colours I choose are inspired by the many walks I take around the trails of Southern Ontario in the warmer months. These paintings reflect on the contrast between the solid, unchanging permanence of the trunks and the ever-changing, fleeting foliage.