As I prepare for the 25th Anniversary of my annual exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton on November 8th, I can hardly believe it's been 25 years, in the same venue with many of the same volunteers and guests. There are some who have not missed a single show, and for many it has become their own annual tradition. I am grateful to all who support the exhibition with their presence and enthusiasm, their patronage and by spreading the word about my work.
This milestone exhibition of 25 new paintings will reflect the architecture, landscape and objects of many places I've travelled to over the years including this year's trip to New Orleans. It was a thrill to re-visit the 300 year old city again, as it was the the first major trip to inspire my architectural paintings, and the 1997 exhibition was largely based on its historic architecture and gardens. This year's paintings will reference and explore this influence along with several other favourite places across Europe and Canada.