Night Cities, oil on canvas paintings, 2005-2007
 

One of my favourite activities during this period was to walk from my studio to the top of Mount Royal, overlooking downtown Montreal, where I would watch the sunset and the city lights emerge before heading back to the studio to spend the night painting. I worked from imagination and memory to develop a sense of contrast between the closed-in feeling of the city streets and the vast open space of the sky and distant horizon.