Artist’s talk and exhibition, Madrona Gallery and Oak Bay Beach Hotel

May 4th, 2024 – 2:30 pm. Madrona Gallery is excited to announce its partnership with Victoria’s award winning Oak Bay Beach Hotel to showcase a selection of contemporary and historic fine art. Guests and clients alike are encouraged to visit the hotel and enjoy this newest installation, which can be found in the Grand Lobby, The Snug, The Dining Room, and throughout the mezzanine level. The most recent exhibition was installed March 2024, with installations rotating quarterly. The current exhibitionRead more

Lynch Originals Hang in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel

For the last few weeks my paintings are hanging in the beautiful lobby and halls of one of Victoria’s finest hotels, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. In partnership with The Madrona Gallery and the hotel have been given me the privilege to hang on these fine walls. If your in town come and have a look…   Please follow and like us:Read more

Two Artist’s Journeys, Adele Campbell Gallery, March 2024

‘Legendary Elements, Two Artist’s Journeys’  March 9th to the 15th, 2024 Mike Svob and myself will have a joint exhibition at the Adele Campbell Gallery in Whistler. Below are a few of the paintings that will be shown along with a half gallery full of the work of Mike Svob, a wonderful painter that I am proud to hang with. If you’re in Whistler that weekend please drop by this fine gallery. Mike and I will be there Friday nightRead more

Assiniboine Painting Trip 2023

If there’s a place in the Rockies that has eluded me over the years it is Mt. Assiniboine. It was a stroke of luck and knowing the right people that made it happen. Stephanie Gauvin, a true mountain person and artist had friends that ran the lodge and so it was. The four of us were off – Stephanie Gauvin, Melanie MacVoy, Charlie Easton and myself….you couldn’t be with better company. We flew in by helicopter on a clear afternoon andRead more

‘Artist In Residence’ Banff 2022

For many years Mountain Galleries and The Banff Springs Hotel host myself to paint, demonstrate and talk about my art to guest and visitors as part of their ‘Artist In Residence’ program. This October’s weather was the very best. It was a great pleasure to be in the Rockies with warm clear days and starry evenings….a ‘plein air’ painter’s dream. Beautiful days made it difficult to stay inside but early every morning and evening I got out and laid down some paint. With a small studioRead more

‘Passages’ an Exhibition of New Works

The Avenue Gallery, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC Canada – October 21st – November 1st 2021. This pandemic kept me close to home. For the last few summers the boat was my escape vehicle. Travelling by boat was all about deciphering passages. These paintings were inspired on these trips. The sea and surrounding land heads speak. Space, depth, distance and warnings are their language. The read and the approach is important. You got to love the primordial sea as an ancient metaphor. Meaning:  Passages; the actRead more

South Winchelsea Island, April 2020

Week 4 or 5 of covid-19 lockdown and finally got out on the water. South Winchelsea is a handsome little island just off our shores. (5 minute boat ride from the marina) It is the home of a large sea lion rocque. Though they operate like overgrown dogs, playful and curious, they do not know their own strength and therefore a little dangerous. They also can be brutal art critics. Sea lions bark, growl and spit when they don’t like your work; maybe it was me?. TheyRead more

Bamfield ‘En Plein Air’ Retreat

September 2019 – FCA Bamfield ‘En Plein Air’ Workshop Retreat, was a fine week with clear skies in one of God’s most beautiful corners of the world. We got lucky. Bamfield, at the entrance to Barkley Sound, on the far western edge of the world, is known for thick marine fronts and rough weather delivered straight off the open Pacific. The landscape is ultra west coast dramatic, timeless and mysterious. A plein air painter’s dream if I ever did see one. The event couldn’t be betterRead more

‘Signs’ Mountain Galleries, Whistler 2019

  Mountain Galleries Chateau Fairmont. Whistler BC. Canada,  March 16 . 17. 18 . 2019. An exhibition of new works ‘Signs’. I suppose I’m always looking for signs one way or the other. A landscape painting is not just a recording but should be much more. Nature calls to us endlessly. The natural environment that supplies us with our next breath is a powerful reminder of our place in this universe. The idea of the physical world as a reflection of the ‘unseen’ or ‘spirit’ is asRead more

‘Under the Big Sky’ New Work Exhibition

The Avenue Gallery, Victoria BC. Canada – October 11 -22, 2019 Reception 1-3 pm. Saturday the 13th ‘Under the Big Sky’ a series of sky-scape paintings that took me on a trip into my past with the assistance of my favourite song writers and poets. The series became a homage to the literary artists that had an impact on me in my formative years. I found myself humming and even singing songs while out painting under the big sky ( this offering are all plein air studies done off the back ofRead more

‘Exterior Paint’ TOSH Art Gallery

Exterior Paint  August 8th – September 4th, 2018 The TOSH Art Gallery in Qualicum Vancouver Island, BC is hosting an exhibition of my ‘en plein air’ work created over the last few years. There will be some large studio canvas on display as shown below. The landscapes studies were painted on location from southern Vancouver Island to Cape Scott plus a few Rocky Mountain studies. Exterior Paint, – Most of the paintings in this exhibition were painted on location. TheRead more

‘En Plein Air, Mexico’ Talk and Demo

March, 2018 ‘Ida Victoria Gallery’ in San Jose del Cabo, BCS Mexico. Thank you to Ida Gustavson and company for their attention, creativity and efforts hosting the presentation evening. A solo show, talk, demo, wine and appetizers along with a generous audience made it so much fun! I shared the importance of ‘direct painting from life’ and how it is the foundation of my work. I love the outdoors. The studio has it’s place but any opportunity to get out, I’ll take it. TheRead more