BA Fine Art, University of Guelph
BEd Visual Arts, University of Toronto
Visual Arts Specialist Certificate, Ontario Ministry of Education
Having spent my entire career immersed in the arts, both as a visual arts teacher and an artist,
I have always done a lot of drawing and painting. The majority of my pieces are realistic depictions of my family, friends and familiar places. Working from life in a fast, gestural manner gives me the greatest satisfaction, but I also enjoy using my imagination and having fun with my favourite colours.(Introspection and Marina are examples)
Because I work in solitude, I try to take courses and workshops, working alongside other artists, at least once a year.
Completing a workshop in portrait painting at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto (see Portrait of Bearded Man) resulted in a renewed interest in painting in oil.
Recently, I completed a series of street works based on photographs taken on a trip to Scotland (Abandoned,Topiaries in Tobermory,Kids and Popsicles) and am currently experimenting with reworking old pieces, using a more simplified approach (see Ahoy).
I exhibit my work at the annual Riverdale Art Walk in Toronto and at several galleries in Northern Ontario.
I can be found most weekdays at my studio, located upstairs in the Capitol Centre,
150 Main Street East, North Bay, Ontario P1B 1A8