“Escaping the big city and reconnecting with nature is good for the soul. All of the inspiration for my work is drawn from my camping trips in Ontario’s cottage country. Canada's raw beauty is breathtaking and so unlike the manicured beauty of the English countryside where I grew up. Algonquin Park is especially magical and inspiring to me. It is my favorite place in the world and I try to get up there every year. When I do, I take hundreds of photographs, then recreate and interpret my vision onto canvas in my home studio in Toronto. I favour acrylics because they are bold and fast drying, allowing me to work using layers to highlight the contrasts of sunlight and shadow."