It was with great pride that I announced my retirement from Alpine Skiing in the fall 2012. In May 2004 I was first named to represent Canada as a member of the Canadian Ski Team. Over a nine years period I got to experience what few people get to see and do in a lifetime. Although I had always dreamed of being the first Canadian to win a World Cup Slalom, I leave my sport happy of what I have accomplished and with no regrets. I had given it my all. I have competed in two Olympics, placed in the top 10 at two World Championships, scored top 30 results on the world cup for 7 years, stood on top of the podium 4 times at the Europa Cup and 4 times at the North American Cup. I am proud knowing that I am among the top handful of slalom skiers ever to represent Canada. It was a tough decision to leave the sport I love so dearly. In the end it came down to health and commitment. To continue competition at the top level, I had to be at 100% health, which given several surgeries and lingering ailments was not in my cards.
Life after skiing opened many doors including marrying my sweetheart Kimberly, and raising a small flock of kids together. Graduating from Dartmouth College in 2012 with an A.B. majoring in Engineering and Studio Art gave me confidence to move into the next stage of my professional life. I’m excited to share with you my journey in the art world. Please enjoy
My Studio is based in my hometown of Ottawa, Canada. I am focused on delivering dynamic and exciting works in oil and acrylic.
I have experimented with various styles and subject matter, but I am most well known for my Skiing paintings and geometric works. It’s easy as a painter to trap your subject in a flat and static form on the canvas. My goal has been to create motion and depth through a variety of techniques. As a ex-world class competitive skier myself, I can understand the dynamics and motion of a ski turn and translate those exact motions and feelings onto a canvas. I enjoy working in an open composition and playing with light and changing qualities. My background as a studied engineer often come through in my works. What’s next? Only time will tell.
Inspired by sport. Inspired by simplicity and structure. These two rather separate ideas can be seen in my various works.
Through my travels around the world as a member of the Canadian Ski Team I have seen and experienced so many different cultures and their art work. I love the openness of a Japanese painting, and that it seems to tell a story. I love the painters from the impressionist movement and the variety of their brush strokes. I love the works of Roy Lichtenstein, and how he was able to capture emotion through simple lines and dots. My inspiration stems from many different areas, some of which are sport and architecture.
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2018 Commission rates
|Oil on Canvas Paintings (length+height)||$28/inch|
|All canvas sizes available small to extremely large|
|**pricing may vary due to complexity and style|
|Detailed MuralSimple Mural (simple design & solid colors)||$20/sq ft*$10/sq ft|
|Higher than 9’ tall||$22/sq ft|
|Base coat for unprimed surfaces (extra)||$.75/sq ft|
2018 Limited Edition PRINTS (on select paintings)
|Giclee on Gallery Canvas
Shipping in Canada approximately $30
|High Quality Print on Photo Rag Paper
Why choose my services
- Nothing but the best quality
- Unmatched creativity and unique design
- Friendly communication and service
- Fair pricing, satisfaction guaranteed
- Premium oil and acrylic paint and gallery canvas
Don’t limit your creativity. Think Biggs.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is due two weeks prior to start date of painting (this allows ordering of supplies and scheduling.) Full balance is due on delivery/completion.
*Price of paintings may vary if design requested is complex. This will be indicated in price quote and determined at the time that the final sketch is approved.
Taxes not included in above pricing. All paintings and prints subject to GST/QST.
Design/Sketch Fee: Prices above include 2 sets of designs plus up to 2 changes by client (Additional sketches will be charged at $100/sketch)
Upgraded gallery canvas is included in price along with mounting wire. Delivery is included in pricing for Ottawa/Gatineau shipments. Additional charges apply for shipping elsewhere.