"Somehow with paint I can find a way into the heart of who I am, who I want to be, and how I see the world"

“Being an artist is about knowing it’s going to be a very long dance.”

Paintings evolve. I don't start a piece and know what the finished result will be. I discover things along the way, accidents trip me up, I get stuck, I get struck by something I didn't see or feel when I was staring at the blank canvas.

It's like dancing. Your movements change as the music unfolds, the music becomes your muse, and the dance is an organic thing. I could never dance the exact same dance twice - the same with my paintings. They are manifestations of a particular experience, a time, a space, and none can be replicated.

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RECENTLY COMPLETED WORKS

"Blue Horse" - Best in Show, Victoria Look Show, Spring 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Soleil's studio in Victoria, BC, is currently open for by-appointment showings. Please contact Soleil directly to arrange your visit.