I spend each summer on an island south of Britt in the archipelago of islands that forms the eastern shoreline of Georgian Bay. I work directly from nature, making small landscape paintings of the flat, rocky shoreline, and the changeable sky and water that make this area so intriguing to paint. The Bay is my home landscape. I know it intimately, carry it around with me, refer all other landscapes to it. It has determined my sense of scale, light and colour, and enters all my work.