Water reflections are filled with symbolism. They can mirror or distort the truth, depending on how peaceful the water is. Water reflections can also be interpreted as thoughts on the subject of water.
“On an Even Keel” is the title of this series. Literally, the expression means keeping a vessel's keel in a level position, assuring smooth sailing. Figuratively speaking, it alludes to stability and balance.
This body of work explores our emotional connection with water. Living on the shores of Lake Ontario, water is a constant source of inspiration, and for that reason, I am reminded daily of the importance of protecting the health of our waters.
This series of paintings is inspired by my love and fascination for the island of Prince Edward County, Ontario, where I reside since 2013. The charming splendour of the island, surrounded by big Lake Ontario, continues to attract visitors to its shores and its vineyards. Many of them become residents, adding to the eclectic nature of the population. While focusing on the water, the wind, the terroir and people of “the county", my work addresses the importance of preserving the island’s natural environment.