Jamie was an Art Educator and the Head of Visual and Media Art for 41 years. Now retired from teaching. Originally trained in printmaking and design at the Ontario College of Art and Design, the keeping both of his interests within the framework of my mixed media pieces is important. Photography has always been a form of record keeping for him and was also part of his artistic planning of compositions.
He lives in Toronto’s urban environment, he was constantly surrounded by the sounds and sights of a changing and emerging city. As a photographer, he was acutely aware that each image captured was a time capsule of that urban moment. Each image was never to be experienced again. Much like the concept that the macro universe continues to expand outward, so does the micro city he have chosen to live in. His mixed media pieces, play with this expansion.
His art work also attempts to make a connection between the vibrant urban energy of Toronto with its many iconic sights and symbols.The images play with the juxtaposition of abstraction and urbanity, with a realistic undertone.