THE WINTERGREEN OMNIBUS is the place to find all things Wintergreen.
Here you’ll find my art and photography: everything from loose sketches and snapshots to large completed canvases and formal portraits. I’ll be posting work both old and recent, experimental work, work in progress, quotes and images from people who’ve inspired me, and anything else that strikes my fancy.
The Omnibus will be updated weekly, so visit often!
If you see anything that you’d like to take home just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work things out.
The theme that ties everything together is “sense of place”. I’m primarily interested in exploring how landscapes and locations evoke emotions through visceral memory. I’m gradually moving away from representational modes of image-making and becoming more interested in deconstructing what ties us and/or makes us react to places. My latest work explores the use of the visual language of abstraction to examine how place affects us.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME…
I graduated from Concordia University in 1994 with a BFA, following which I worked in advertising and design for several years, doing everything from typesetting for print shops to art directing at a major agency, culminating in a position as creative director at a boutique agency.
In 2010, I decided it was time for me to change directions, and free up time and creative energy for other creative pursuits. I now work as a ski patroller in winter and run a ziplining and tree-climbing course in summer, which has left me plenty of time to study painting.
I chose to identify with the family of wintergreen plants, as I associate them to a coming together of the life spark and colour of summer with the pristine beauty of winter. These plants are a medicinal cure-all, and symbolically represent calm, healing, and protection. They are said to attract luck, money and romance, as well as to break hexes :).