My interest in nature originates in childhood and today, is mainly drawn from frequent visits to Mer Bleue and Petrie Island, near my home in east end Ottawa. I look for the denizens who, with reliability, are home, – a bullfrog tucked away at water’s edge near beautiful lily pads.  To a certain extent I paint these as “still life”,  creating time for “stillness in life” of the observed and the observer.