The Old Apple Tree

  In the school yard, the packed, worn, colourless dirt.  Dust rising from our freedom, ribbons of long grass tangling our ankles, crawling in under the old apple tree. Roots our universe, the branches bent-heavy. Circumference of fallen fruit, alive with the humming of bees. How, for that singular moment, there is nothing else. That…

The Island

Paintings and drawings based on sketches made during a retreat to beautiful Beausoleil Island. This view from the cabin was among my favorites,  but I also attempted to capture details of colour, shape, light, and life. Is there an iconic view that captures your summer? I can work from photographs to create a large, original,…

Not Another Love Poem

In a surreal landscape, The sky leaps – scraping its backbone against our goodbye. Soft white striations mar the canvas, The evening is as red-as-burnt-flesh, Far and high, A deep amethyst.   The sand is not my only impediment, And when we rest, Our bodies deliberate driftwood, The white dog blurs, chasing his own momentum,…

A Transient Landscape

shaped by swells and surge and storm six thousand years of broken land banked along the ancient moraine. miles of safety and soft, articulated sand the satisfying weight of stone-in-hand swans gliding in over the twisted tamarack nestling in after long flight an endless, rippled blue, a dragonfly briefly alight (it was like this, that…

South River Falls

Tell me we’ll be there, together, one day. Two kilometers of comfortable silence, the trail creased by crooked roots, a delicate melody of birdsong. A moment of completion; the bare earth meeting our passage. Rhythm of our footsteps becoming a heart beneath our feet. The light so green it is this living thing that enters…