I love the outdoors and am an avid cross skier, hiker and canoeist and many of my paintings are inspired by scenes from these activities. In particular, I am fascinated with snow. I grew up in Quebec where the snow fell in late November and covered the ground until the end end of March. I could ski for 4-5 months a year. For me, as soon as I take my first stride on skis I’m in a different world. Everything is peaceful and graceful and you’re at one with nature. Hiking in the bright autumn colour, skiing past a stream coming out of the woods or just gliding through the woods in winter are things that turn me on. Watercolour lends itself particularly well to snow and landscapes and I strive to capture my emotion and excitement of these scenes in my paintings. There is nothing more satisfying than painting a scene that captures the same emotion you felt when you first encountered it.