Turbulent Skies – Earth Sky Art

My work is inspired by the landscape, sky, water and ice of a place, and especially of my home, Alberta. Last fall, I attended ChaserConCanada, a weekend convention of storm chasers and photographers from across Canada. The photographs and video of severe weather over this weekend was a revelation to me. I realized my style could be refined to reflect actual weather formations, while still being true to my current explorations of abstract land and skyscapes. I also realized these storm chaser photographers are artists in their own right, creating stunning images of clouds, lightning and sometimes, tornadoes. Each chaser I’ve spoken with has said to me, “You must go on a chase to experience the true impact and raw power of a storm. It will change the way you look at the sky.”

Carstairs Mesocyclone, 24×36 oil on canvas 2017


This is a test piece for a major collaborative art and photography project called Turbulent Skies which I am leading along with 6 well known Alberta and Saskatchewan storm chasers.

Follow along as the project unfolds




And check out the Project Website https://turbulentskies.ca for detailed project information, image and participant bios.