Having made the decision years ago to live and work in a natural environment, my work has gradually evolved to reflect these surroundings. Using this iconic Canadian imagery as backdrop, I am exploring our spiritual, emotional, and physical relationship with nature, and the concept that as part of the natural environment we are all flowing towards the same destination: whatever affects nature also affects us. Working in acrylic, oil and mixed media on canvas, both in my studio and on site, I often incorporate elements of earth into my work, literally, by mixing small amounts of ground rock, shell, and minerals into the medium to enhance colour and texture.