1990’s Paintings and Drawings

  • Arctic Heat-Wave

    Despite the controversy over “Global Warming” the change in the north was then visible and inspired me to make a painterly comment, as seen here. Oil on Canvas / 81 cm x 101 cm / 1996

  • Flight of the Monarch

    The monarch butterfly’s incredible long flight across many miles, with their own inborn compass. Oil on Canvas / 66 cm x 81 cm / 1996 / Sold

  • First Sign of Spring

    Crocuses end of March in Toronto. First sign of spring. Acrylic on Canvas / 38 cm x 43 cm / 1999

  • Energy in Space

    In space and time – on earth the Egyptian’s worship. Oil on Canvas / 96 cm x 76 cm / 1999

  • The Divide

    Blaze / chill – light / darkness – warm colors / cold colors – love / hate – near / far – here / beyond – earth / universe. Texture, Acrylic on Canvas / 81. cm x 71 cm / 1998

  • Portrait of Lisa C.

    Light is blinding the model. Oil on Canvas / 51cm x 40 cm / 1990 / Gift to her parents

  • Composition / 94

     Interlocking patterns, composed. Oil on Wood Panel / 30.5cm x 40.6 cm / 1994

  • Composition #2 /95

    Figures on a sandy beach. Acrylic on Canvas board / 61 cm x 51 cm / 1995

  • Composition #1 /98

    Structures of Architectural buildings connected in space, floating. Oil on Canvas / 71 cm x 81 cm / 1998

  • Composition #1

    Interference on a beach. Acrylic on Canvas board / 61 cm x 51 cm / 1995

  • Clouds into Space #2

    Earth, clouds, sky, space, orbits to the source of energy at centre. Oil on Canvas / 76 cm x 101 cm / 1993

  • Clouds Below #2

    Study and view above clouds. Oil on Canvas / 56 cm x 71 cm / 1997

  • Clouds Below #1

    Cloud study at sunset. Oil on Canvas board / 30.4 cm x 40.6 cm / 1997

  • Chemical Plant

    Modern science visually and magically expressed modern. Oil on Canvas / 45.7 x 60.9 cm / 1993

  • Caribbean Change

    Showing past and present, the commercial influence of our time.  Oil on Wood Panel / 40.6 x 55.8 cm / 1992

  • Canyon /97

    Canyon at sunset mood. Oil on Canvas / 91.4 x 66.0 cm / 1997

  • Canadian Shield

    The rough but beautiful Canadian north. Oil on Canvas / 106.6 x 81.2 cm / 1996 / Sold

  • Bronze Structure

    Composition of sculpture, two-dimensional. Oil on Canvas / 81.2 x 60.9 cm / 1994  

  • Blue Night

    Landscape at night illuminated. Oil on Wood Panel / 40.6 x 50.8 cm / 1995 / Painting went to family Jorgenson

  • Architectural Complex

    Composition resembling architecture. Oil on Canvas / 60.9 x 55.8 cm / 1998

  • Sea Vortex

    Undersea activity, noticed from my own dimension. Oil on canvas / 81 cm x 71 cm / 1998

  • Seashore with Mountains

    Crashing turbulent waves against the shore, mountains in distance. Oil on Canvas / 60.9 x 76.2 cm / 1994 / Gift to Ulli B., Graz

  • Festival Salzburg / Jedermann

    The other title of this work could be called “Jedermann #2”. His demise when death is at his side, while all his deceptive friends  have left him. However, the expansion in this view incorporates, imaginary, Mozart who is observing all the attention of this Salzburg Festival  that he never had in his hometown.  Oil on Canvas / 81.2 x […]

  • Salmon Cove, Nfld.

    “Salmon Cove” in Newfoundland, a commission by Sandra and Larry Peters. The location is one of their favorite memories. Oil on Canvas / 55.8 x 106.6 cm / 1998 / sold

  • Rouge Valley

    Showing that glorious, colourful time of the year that was for an outing Jeanine’s favourite season.

  • Roses in Landscape #1

    Unusual arrangement of a still-life. Oil on canvas / 61 cm x 51 cm / 1992

  • River Dried Out

    An imaginary European landscape and a river lacking water. Otherwise, giving the impression of an 19th century style painting. Oil on Canvas / 76.2 x 101.6 cm / 1995

  • Remnant Unidentified #2

    This painting is a copy of the original Remnant Unidentified # 1. My science fiction interpretation. What, if we ever could visit a planet whose population has died out… Or vice versa, after mankind on earth has long disappeared, if a space traveller would land? Oil on Canvas / 81.2 x 106.6 cm / 1995

  • Poppies in Vase

    Showing the contradiction between the healthy poppies and the smoking cigarette in the ashtray. Oil on Canvas board / 50.8 x 40.6 cm / 1992

  • Pointillist’s Still-life

    My experiment in using the Pointillist’s technique. A still-life floral bouquet. Acrylic on Canvas / 40.6 x 50.8 cm / 1998

  • Pier Fury

    Study of a primitive, battered but friendly seashore. Oil on wood panel / 41 cm x 51 cm / 1991 / Gifted  

  • Penetrating Light

    The spiritual presence in space and time. Oil on Canvas / 81.2 x 101.6 cm / 1996

  • North Ontario

    This landscape is in its character only a simulation of Northern Ontario, and entirely freely composed. Acrylic on canvas board / 30 cm x 40 cm / 1997 / France

  • Zacharie & Evelyn Roitner

    Our grandchildren in 1996. Oil on canvas board / 40 cm x 30 cm / 1996 / Gifted

  • Winter in Britain

    Although a winter scene, this remote landscape gives a warm feeling, inviting one in the light of a sunset. Oil on canvas / 71.1 x 91,4 cm / 1992

  • Winding River

    This is an imaginary summer time landscape in the countryside with farming, no village, no town in sight. In the right cornfield there the once mysterious circles visible. Oil on canvas / 83.8 x 137.1 cm / 1995  

  • Vertical Flow / 3 panels

    Unusual flow, shown in three panels, that begins in the sky, flows through a landscape and ends in a sea. Oil on canvas / 121.9 x 66.0 cm / 1995

  • Venice / Copy

    The CBC produced a documentary in 1994 about the Canadian painter James W. Morrice who lived, travelled, and painted in Europe for thirty years until his death in 1924. As a scenic artist, the production management asked me to reproduce this painting for the shoot. Oil on wood panel / 40cm x 50 cm / […]

  • The Village Beneath

    Although at first glance appearing like an abstract painting, the objects are viewed from way above. They then become familiar, as a hamlet with surrounding landscape. Acrylic on Masonite / 38.1 x 43.2 cm / 1999  

  • Composition Textured

    Whatever explanation a viewer about this painting may be seeking, I would have to refer to clarifications in works as “Impromptu” and “Forms contrasted”. The latter is a graphite drawing with different designs in the many patterns as applied also in “Composition Textured”, except here enhanced and diversified through colours. Oil on canvas / 83.8 […]

  • Jeanine in Our Garden

    My wife posing amidst the rose garden she nurtured for many years. I could not resist immortalizing, so to speak, this memorable span of time. Oil on canvas / 66.0 x 81.2 cm / 1995  

  • Tidal Wave

    Study of a large wave in the sea. At a time when nature displays its might. Oil on canvas / 60.9 x 76.2cm / 1995 / Gifted

  • Symphonic Sound

    Aside from a suggestive presentation of the Orchestra with a variety of instruments, there is no recognizable image of the concert hall. I replaced the actuality of the hall by waves of sounds, envisioned with colours and patterns that fill the space with melodious music. Oil on canvas / 81.2 x 96.5 cm / 1997

  • Susan, Back in the Renaissance

    At the time I worked on this portrait, Susan cherished classic architecture and culture. Therefore, I thought it appropriate to place her as in a previous period, when one posed in a castle’s chamber, surrounded by books, and a mysterious, independent cat. Through the window is a formal garden that enriches a Chateau. Oil on […]

  • Susan / 1

    The last portrait I had painted was a full twenty years before. It was high time to paint our daughter, even if it is a bit by the way. The next one in the following year will make up for it. Oil on canvas board / 50.8 x 45.5 cm / 1990 / Gifted

  • Summer in the Garden

    Rows of flowers, bushes, trees to give shade in the heat. At the far end Jeanine watering, keeping order, while the painter tries to capture this timely moment. Oil on canvas / 81.2 x 96.5 cm / 1997  

  • Suburb of Saintes

    Visiting family in the city of Saintes, France – this was the view from a window, showing the outskirts of the city in May. Oil on canvas board / 40.6 x 55.8 cm / 1990    

  • Subsea

    For someone like myself, growing up in a valley between mountains, the Subsea in the Bahamas was a new experience that enriched my palette. Oil on wood panel / 40.6 x 50.8 cm / 1993

  • Sub-Caribbean Sea

    In this rather abstract rendering, I attempt to capture with colours the transparency of objects below the surface, created by the light coming from above. Oil on canvas / 55.8 x 66.0 cm / 1994 / sold

  • String Quartet / 99

    From the earlier version, Quartet, 1961, I return here with a more abstract composition. The surrounding is not anymore a warm chamber setting, rather an open air performance. Acrylic on canvas / 66.0 x 76.2 cm / 1999 / sold

  • St. John’s, Nfld.

    A back lane in the city of St. John’s, Newfoundland showing the Atlantic Ocean and colourful houses. This route was familiar to our son Allan who finished his studies at the University. Oil on canvas / 60.9 x 76.2 cm / 1996 / sold

  • Light Fading

    The source of light in this landscape is uncertain. If anything, it seems to come from within. Oil on canvas / 71.1 x 82.2 cm / 1998  

  • Laurac le Grande #2

    The same remote French town, build on a slope as many Italian towns, painted three years ago is seen here from a different angle. Oil on canvas / 55.8 x 60.9 cm / 1990  

  • Last Event

    Earth, before the impact of an asteroid, and perhaps the end for most life. Oil on canvas / 76.2 x 96.5 cm / 1998

  • Impromptu

    Over ten years ago, amidst painting representational for a decade, I sketched lines that would begin at any edge of the page, change direction, and overlap many times in different directions, in a non-conflicting way. By creating areas of different shapes and sizes, it was intriguing no matter how many times I did this exercise […]

  • Lake in Britain

    Another cultivated landscape that came to my attention, so pastoral and different from Canadian or American lake views. Oil on canvas / 60.9 x 80. 2 cm / 1993

  • Hieroglyphic

    Trying to paint images, symbols, which relate to humanity as it were in shorthand: blood flow, bird, figures, heart, emerging in daylight.  Oil on canvas / 60.9 x 45.7 cm / 1998

  • Harmless Asteroid

    It will burst into pieces before hitting the earth, and give us a spectacular firework. Oil on canvas / 81.2 x 91.4 cm / 1998

  • Growth

    The growth is in the gesture not in the simulation of everyday natural evolution. Oil on canvas / 66.0 x 55.8 cm / 1996

  • Gravity in Fall Season

    A different take on autumn when all growth that reached toward the sky will return to earth. Oil on canvas / 76.2 x 91.4 cm / 1996

  • Autumn go Gentle into the Frost

    The earthly, worldly and  physically transition from a onetime stable, blooming existence, changing to a withering state before the winter is a metaphor to humans in that we hope the conversion toward an icy space may be gentle. Oil on canvas / 76.2 x 96.5 cm / 1998

  • Glacier Island

    Seeing video of large ice masses break off from the Antarctic inspired me to paint this scene. Acrylic on canvas / 76.2 x 96.5 cm / 1999

  • November North of Sixty

    Here is my impression of snow and ice that has not changed until recently since millenniums north of sixty along the meridian arc. Oil on canvas / 60.9 x 76.2cm / 1995

  • North of Sixty / 91

    First version of the merciless, secluded landscape along the sixty meridian arc. Oil on canvas / 40.6 x 55.8 cm / 1991

  • Vickie Roitner

    Portrait of my son’s wife Vickie Roitner (Walsh)  1990 oil on canvas – gifted

  • My Island

    no comment yet – oil on canvas

  • Vertical Flow

    no comment – oil on canvas – 1995

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