The view in this painting is part of my bike ride home. The mountains are a lush blue and the sky and streetlights at dusk give everything a purple hue. The painting is part of a series of Vancouver streetscapes which capture moments of transition: day to night, red light to green light or clear skies to grey. These paintings are about being present and giving care to the place where I live. The background that I’m living in becomes the foreground as my city changes around me. In the series I am also intensely focused on colour and how it informs my perception of light. I mix all of my colours from the primaries, even the blacks. This means that my palette is constantly changing from painting to painting. Within each painting there is also a fine and expansive variation in colour which reflects how I see the world around me.