Images were captured and painted in the UK at home in Vancouver and around the world on travels. My Mother—who died in January 2019—is also featured in ways that reflected my ongoing concern about fragility of age and in many cases my inability to accept the mental and physical decline I witnessed over seven years of spending extended time and caring for her twice a year.

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January 2017 was the start of an all consuming process of planning, designing and production for a major two man exhibit with John Sharp in Lancaster,  England. The book includes details about this wonderful, exhausting experience we were both thrilled to experience.

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Five weeks spent with my Mother in North West England, allowed for some downtime between our extensive trips, to produce these fourteen pieces using Procreate.

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Twenty eight pieces—by no means the entirety of my output—from my remaining 2014 volume of work with the themes of air, land, water and other, based on my travels to England, the US, Europe and Canada.

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A trip – September, 2013 – to Alaska, photographs taken at the Fairbanks Museum and also during a five day tour of the Denali Park. My first ISSUU book of work, completed in 2012-13 using my iPad and Procreate app.
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During 2016, my trusted iPad and I recorded many of the images used to create this body of work. I also returned to images captured whilst in Venice, New York , China, England and here at home in Vancouver.

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My wife Jean and I fulfilled a long wanted trip to China and we were also saddened to learn of the death of a good friend and writer Mark Budgen. These were the experiences that shaped these works produced both in Canada and England.

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Whimsical interpretations of fossils, skulls and bones—photographed at the Natural History Museum during a trip to New York—positioned
within environments I had visited and photographed in other parts of the world.

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Utilizing many images taken with my second digital camera—before obtaining an iPad—this was my first series of sixteen Vancouver specific photographs converted into art using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in 2012.
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I’ve struggled for some years to open my stored illustration work done back in the early 80’s. This is a legacy for my sons, Julian and Kim to experience what I did to both live my dream as an illustrator and feed the family. I hope I succeeded on all fronts.

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