To produce the source material for the Ste. Catherine Street series I walked in downtown Montreal on a warm day, holding my camera at hip level and clicking blindly. I wanted that feeling of being part of the crowd, jostled shoulder to shoulder.

I kept the paintings gestural and loose to capture the energy and movement of the shoppers. I used an under-drawing and built up layers of transparent acrylic glazes in vibrant colours, sometimes scratching through them to reveal the layers below.