This is a series of small paintings under 12" high or tall created for the Arts in View program at the North Shore Credit Union.

  • Wreck Beach Staircase

    Wreck Beach•

    Wreck Beach is an odd name for a clothing optional beach but no doubt makes for enthusiastic slogans.

  • The Heights•

    Cioffi’s and the Heights sign, painted when nights on the street seemed a little darker than usual.

  • Gastown•

    Vintage industrial crossed with steampunk tourism.

  • Blossoms•

    Springtime burst of pink confetti petals.

  • Vancouver Synecdoches•

    A synecdoche is a part that represents the whole. This is a rainbow of east and west side Vancouver landmarks.

  • Bait Station•

    Bait stations remind us that unwanted and unseen living creatures exist.

  • Food Chain•

    Being the greenest city in the world by 2020 means there's a big program in place to change our behaviour.

  • Mirage•

    Industrial structures look gentle and unthreatening in the soft early morning fog.

  • Piles•

    Piles is a colloquial term for hemorrhoids. And sulphur used to be called brimstone.

  • Feeding Frenzy•

    Siwash Rock looks like a small child tree who wants to wander off into the dangerous unknown.

  • Great White•

    "Great White" brings three concepts to mind: Great White North, Great White Hope, and Great White Shark.

  • 4/21 Morning, Unleashed•

    The 4/20 celebration in Vancouver is comparable to the Fireworks Festival except with fewer liquor containers and more food wrappers.

  • The Grind•

    Escape is often an uphill struggle, whether cultivated or naturally grown.

  • Inukshuk•

    Vancouver's 2010 Olympics logo was intended as a world welcome. Locally, it's more of a pretty insignia for beach volleyball.

  • East Van X

    The East Van Cross is an emblem of light which is both a threat and a beacon.

  • Crowsline

    Crows represent our dark and feisty domestic urban lives.

  • Birds of Prey•

    Predators live on the surplus of others except Vancouver housing doesn't have any surplus.

  • Density•

    Density is a contentious topic in Vancouver.

  • Welcome to the Jungle•

    The bridge lions face traffic going into north Van. They are a subtle North Shore defense mechanism.

  • Bifurcation

    The shoes-over-wires thing is a literal environmental footprint.

  • FTW

    “FTW” means “For The Win!” to one generation but it is is a punk epithet to an older one.

  • Mono No Aware•

    In practice, “Mono No Aware” means appreciate what you have because it never lasts.

  • The National Dream•

    In the 1880s, Canada's National Dream was unity.

  • Save the Trees (Not the Wood)•

    The orange fences of doom signify that this old wood house will be demolished to make way for larger plywood one.

  • Pork House

    Pork Bellies are a commodity. Housing isn’t.

  • River District Circus

    The River District is an ex-industrial site on built on reclaimed swampland. It is marketed as the next Yaletown.

  • STEM Cell•

    Stem cells are blank cells that can become any cell. STEM is also an acronym for "science, technology, engineering, and math."

  • VPL•

    Places where people read and learn are full brightness.

  • The Sky’s the Limit•

    Until recently, Vancouver's real estate market was a somewhat laissez-faire system with houses flipping faster than fingers at a Main Street cyclist.

  • Drive-In Theatre•

    Oil tankers and sunsets: there is nothing more symbolic of End of Days.

  • Indian Arm•

    A little study of Indian Arm for the 2015 Anonymous Art Show in North Vancouver.

  • Ironworker’s Bridge•

    The Ironworker's Bridge set against the Lions Mountains.

  • Piles•

    A little juxtaposition of some of Vancouver's primary colors: blue mountains and water, red oil tankers, and yellow sulfur piles.

  • Steveston•

    Charthouse Restaurant on the wharf at Steveston Village in Richmond. Seafood doesn't get any fresher than here.

  • Vancouver Core II (STOLEN!)

    Vancouver's dancing core. This painting was stolen October 31, 2010 from the Beaumont Gallery.

  • Sinclair Center•

    Heritage building and passport office.

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge•

    The Capilano Suspension Bridge is like walking through the forest on stilts.

  • Brockton Point•

    The iconic Brockton Point lighthouse is like an exclamation mark on the seawall.

  • Grouse Mountain Gondola•

    I have never failed to get dizzy on this ride. That is why it is probably painted a little more swirly than usual.

  • Lion’s Gate Bridge•

    The gateway to the North Shore and a daily commute – and sometimes frustration – for many.

  • Next Five Exits•

    Ironworker’s Memorial Bridge, AKA Second Narrows. All roads lead to North Van.

  • Seabus•

    The seabus is a daily commute for many. It's a relaxing way to get downtown.

  • NSCU Parkgate•

    North Shore Credit Union's Parkgate Branch on opening day. It's called "Blueshore" now.

  • Deep Cove Marina•

    If you live in Deep Cove, it is almost a requirement to own a boat.

  • Deep Cove•

    One of North Vancouver’s most idyllic spots.

  • Edgemont Village•

    Cute, eclectic Edgemont Village is a city of sidewalks and color.

  • The Lions•

    The Lions are also known as “The Twin Sisters”.

  • The Lions in Summer and Winter•

    These are two tall vertical views of the Lions over Capilano Lake in the summer and the winter.

  • Lion’s Gate East•

    The view of Lion’s Gate from Ambleside with Vancouver in the background.

  • Lion’s Gate West•

    View of Lion’s Gate looking west. This is the path the cruise ships take out to Alaska.

  • Parkgate Library•

    Parkgate Library at dusk with the lights on.

  • Tomahawk Restaurant•

    The Tomahawk Restaurant in North Van is like going back in time. I hope they never change it.

  • Lonsdale Quay•

    The seabus terminal at Lonsdale Quay.