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Charcoal Trees Series • Early Tuesday afternoon July 4, 2006 the fire had grown to 11,000 hectares and had raced to about five kilometres north of the mining town of Tumbler Ridge, BC....

The beauty of trees have always been a beloved fascination for me. I am so drawn to them, trees will no doubt be a recurring theme throughout my life. This particular series started with an event that happened on July 4, 2006. My grandparents had been evacuated as a forest fire had grown to 11,000 hectares and raced to about five kilometres north of where they live in the town of Tumbler Ridge, BC. Years later when I visited them again, there were still acres and acres of burnt trees. Standing in the midst of these burnt forests had a symbolic, emotional impact on me. As a self­taught artist, I know what it feels like to truly carve one’s own path, like fire through a forest. I was moved by an unspoken beauty found in this somber devastation, that the trees seemed to be holding their ground after the fire passed, emanating strength and hope of renewal.

For those who use music/art as a door to their soul, to heal, to realize that in the morning’s not the way you feel like you did the night you cried. Never let anyone or anything dim your light: "I survived the forest fire. Cindered and brittle, the slightest touch may break the shell ­­ but my roots are stronger than you. I know the time will come when I am drenched again, new to the world. When you see the Velveteen and nothing more, it's a Beautiful Strange World when you see it like a Distant Star." ~ KidneyTheives Dedication

Zebrawood Trees
Carbon on Zebrawood 4”x6”
Zebrawood Trees
Carbon on Zebrawood 4”x6”
Wild Morels 
Wenge Wood Panel 16” x 16” 
sold
Wild Morels
Wenge Wood Panel 16” x 16”
sold
White Fire
Zebrawood Panel 12”x12” 
sold
White Fire
Zebrawood Panel 12”x12”
sold
Syncronicity 
Birch Panel 30”x40” $1200
Syncronicity
Birch Panel 30”x40” $1200
Skyward
Charcoal on birch panel 48”x24”
$3000
Skyward
Charcoal on birch panel 48”x24”
$3000
Signature Lines
Carbon on Maple Panel 12”x12 
sold
Signature Lines
Carbon on Maple Panel 12”x12
sold
Poetic Fire
Birch Panel 48”x24”
$3000
Poetic Fire
Birch Panel 48”x24”
$3000
Liquid Fire
Birch Panel 22”x10" 
Sold
Liquid Fire
Birch Panel 22”x10"
Sold
Fire Within
Aluminum Panel 10”x10”
Framed $700
Fire Within
Aluminum Panel 10”x10”
Framed $700
Fire Resistant Trees IIII
Charcoal on paper framed 15"x20.5"
Framed $1200
Fire Resistant Trees IIII
Charcoal on paper framed 15"x20.5"
Framed $1200
Fire Resistant Trees III
Charcoal and oil on board 24”x24” 
$860
Fire Resistant Trees III
Charcoal and oil on board 24”x24”
$860
Fire Resistant Trees II
Charcoal and oil on board
10”x12” NFS
Fire Resistant Trees II
Charcoal and oil on board
10”x12” NFS
Expressive Pyrolle
paper 16”x12” 
sold
Expressive Pyrolle
paper 16”x12”
sold
Fire Resistant Trees
Charcoal and oil on board 20”x16” 
Sold
Fire Resistant Trees
Charcoal and oil on board 20”x16”
Sold
Bright Smoke
Walnut Panel 12”x12”
Framed $850
Bright Smoke
Walnut Panel 12”x12”
Framed $850
Breakthrough
Walnut Panel 12”x12” 
sold
Breakthrough
Walnut Panel 12”x12”
sold
Blazing
Paduk Wood Panel 50”x24” 
Sold
Blazing
Paduk Wood Panel 50”x24”
Sold
Alberi
Charcoal on birch panel 40”x60”
$5000
Alberi
Charcoal on birch panel 40”x60”
$5000
Ashes to Ashes
Walnut Panel (diptych) 20”x68”
$3500
Ashes to Ashes
Walnut Panel (diptych) 20”x68”
$3500