The surrounding landscape in the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario has been a great source of inspiration for most of Gord`s paintings. He loves how watercolour allows him to transfer the light and shadow from his photographs to his paintings. His approach is to interpret the essence of his chosen subject rather than producing detailed likenesses of actual places.
Gord has sought direction throughout his artistic career from many of Canada’s most loved watercolourists. He has always found visual communication speaks clearest, even though his interpretations leave room for the viewer to explore and most importantly, participate in the conversation.
Gord is an elected member of the CSPWC (Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour), The SCA (Society of Canadian Artists), and enjoys memberships in the Niagara Frontier Watercolour Society, The Haliburton Arts Council, the Rails End Gallery, and is an Ontario representative of the International Watercolour Society. Gord is a certified Adult Educator.