It probably isn’t a good thing to live in the past but as I find the present fraught with increasing complexity, deepening stresses and seemingly ominous perils, political, environmental and social, I find retreating to the past comforting. The rural southern Ontario I grew up in is under attack by the forces of modern living. The environment, the architecture and the sense of community of my childhood are disintegrating before our eyes. My paintings are a modest attempt to maintain the past. With the use of bold colours and strong design elements I want to create images that are drop dead refreshing while possibly creating a quiet zone in these hectic lives we share.