Working Landscape (diptych), 2019, acrylic on wood panels, 24 x 24″ each

Though it seems late in the year the rural landscape in Norfolk County, Ontario, continues to work. Despite being the last few days of November, soy and dent corn were still being harvested. The patchwork landscape of “Ontario’s Garden” is everchanging – often with sharp demarcations between changing colour and textures. The dialogue between parts and whole against the backdrop of blue sky never fails to lift my spirit.

Much like a late harvest, it has taken me some time to complete my work on these two panels, but I’m happy to have them as part of my larger series of paintings titled “Ruralia”.