The “Bessy” in Saskatoon has served as my beautiful model and subject for many years. Aged to perfection! I don’t know how many times I have painted her over the years but her stature has captured my heart. Scattered across the country are a few other Castles of Canada. They too have been an ongoing obsession.
Along with the urban street scenes from many of the cities that I have visited, grain elevators, majestic beacons, that still stand tall on the prairies inspire me. Some of course have been destroyed but many still remain producing an abundance of memories for many.
I see buildings as beautiful and unique with great personalities. The older, more crooked and weathered the better. Age and Time on a building is what catches my eye.