The subject of my work is relationships.
On one level it is about perception and finding the formal and structural relationships, through direct observation, between an ear or a shine on a forehead and their corresponding marks on the canvas.
On another level it is about these formal concerns becoming intertwined with subjective meaning
to form content.
My intent with this body of work was to approach the process of painting a portrait as conceptual tool and to utilize its confrontational, suggestive and psychological potential. My work is about perceiving and being perceived, reflecting and being reflected upon.
Masters of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, N.S.
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver B.C.
Diploma in Fine Arts, Langara College Fine Art Program, Vancouver B.C.
Interrobang, MFA Group Show (NSCAD)
Recent Paintings (solo exhibit), Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver B.C.
Celebrating 20, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver B.C., Grad Show, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
Under 18, Diane Farris Gallery, Portrayal, Diane Farris Gallery, Sneak Preview, Diane Farris Gallery, What Goes on in Your Mind? Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Gerhard vs. Richter, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver B.C.
Joseph Beuys Memorial Scholarship, NSCAD University
Entrance Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship, NSCAD University
The Alvin Balkind Memorial Scholarship, (Full Tuition) ECIAD University
Arc Arts Council Grant, Port Moody
Painting Award, Langara College
Full Tuition Award, Frasierside Community Center, New Westminster, B.C., Award for Artistic Excellence, New West Secondary School
Artist’s reflection haunts his portraits of others, Amy O’Brian, Vancouver Sun,
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
North by Northwest, Trevor Hughes, CBC Radio 1, May 16, 2004
Sneak Preview, Queue, The Vancouver Sun, April 24 – May 1, 2003
Under Graduates Attract Gallery Interest, ECIAD News, April, 2003
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby B.C.