Northern summer

Northern summer

northern summer ・ oil and chalk on paper ・ 18 × 24″

 
This work on paper was the first I made in the summer of 2019 in which I came to fully understand the importance of light in my work. I had always been aware of regionality as a component of my identification with subject in painting; ie: the naturalism bred into northern european, and by transference Canadian art, but this was always a more tacit and abstract identification. The light in the New Brunswick region is highly mutable and depends on the season. Summers are to me the most subtle, and follow the trajectory of the sun, and the length of the day.

 
This is an image of my wife in a reflective moment on our deck, and for me captures a point of rest in the transition of the day.