Summertime is my time for getting away and reflecting on all matter of topics. One of my favorite places is Saturna Island where we have been going for over 20 years. One this particular trip we spent time in Winter Cove which is a popular boating destination. Surprisingly on this day there were no boats […]
There is a pathway that leads to the Pacific Coast near Port Renfrew. On a very misty day I took that pathway. The trees seemed to lead me, compelling me to proceed even though the destiny was veiled.
Last year we visited family on Whidbey Island. Being in an ocean front setting is handsdown my favorite place to dwell in part as the movement of the tides gives great pleasure. On this morning a Great Blue Heron joined me as I awaited the dawn of a new day. I was pleased for the […]
Deep Forest is the title of this triptych artwork. The Pacific Northwest Coastal forest is indeed deep and full of mystery. The darkness beckons me to explore, woos me. Silence, exclusion on all human noise. Stillness of the soul embracing the moment. I get lost for words so I let my brush speak for me. […]
At the age of seventeen I started my religious education at a residential Bible school in Alberta named Prairie Bible Institute. I was attracted to it by former students that I had met. I was impressed by their interest to live out their spirituality in their daily living. While learning primarily about Christianity my studies […]
I was third of five children. My young parents were second world war immigrants to Canada from the Netherlands. Using my father’s training and skill they started up a custom upholstery business in Wallaceburg, Ontario. They were only 20 and 24 at the time. The town economy was based on farming and factories for about […]
I’ve been an artist for as much of my life that I can remember. I sold my first drawings at recess in elementary school for $1 a piece. While I took art in high school I learned the most from a Mrs. Rothery, one of my customers from my paper route. She allowed me to […]