Creating art is a life long process of learning, stretching boundaries and hard work. It takes a lot of concentration, study and quiet contemplation. Rendering a composition is exciting and satisfying. I want the viewer to share my sense of wonder and joy in seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary things of everyday life whether it is the intricacy of a woven birds nest, a deserted farm house, a field or reflecting the human experience in a portrait. Each painting is a narrative.
Oil and acrylic paint are my mediums of choice. I often use a palette knife as it allows more freedom of expression for me.
Ontario College of Art, Fine Art Dept.
Shows and Galleries:
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018. 2019, 2020
Participating artist, Benefactors Program and Off the Hook Auction, McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ont.
Still Life Now, Press Room Gallery, Collingwood, Ont.
Fabulous Figures, Press Room Gallery, Collingwood, Ont.
Painting with the Past, Figurative and Portrait Show, L.E.Shore Gallery, Thornbury, Ont.
Exhibiting artist, Quest Gallery, Midland, Ont.
Painting with the Past,Figurative and Portrait Show, L.E. Shore Gallery, Thornbury, Ont.
Member artist, Mad and Noisy Coop and Gallery, Creemore, Ont.
Member of Board of Directors, Mad and Noisy Coop and Gallery, Creemore, Ont.
Resident artist and teacher, Level Gallery, Collingwood,Ont.
Solo show, Curiosity House Gallery, Creemore, Ont.
Exhibiting artist, Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, Ont.
Teacher, painting oil and acrylic,drawing, Georgian College, Collingwood, Ont.
Portrait Society of Canada Juried Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
Exhibiting artist, teacher and weekend manager, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts Centre, Collingwood, Ont.
Portrait Society of Canada
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts.
119 Minnesota St, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3S3, Canada