Initially known and commissioned for my pastoral landscapes and whimsical animal portraits in traditional oil, I more recently have gone on on to experiment with mixed media, ink, charcoal, plants, recycled materials and handmade paper. Not to say that I no longer enjoy painting with traditional oils, but to me being creative means to constantly stretch into unknown territory. I see myself as a life-long learner, observing the world around me while trying to make sense of it through art. My curiosity in my subject matter and my desire to capture a moment in time, guide me when I apply my knowledge of traditional art techniques with improved methods and sometimes unorthodox practices. To me the practice of making art is just as important as the finished product, which I hope you will enjoy as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Formally trained, I have exhibited in group and solo shows in Germany and Canada as well as in many national and international juried shows, where many of my paintings have been sold and some have been recognized with awards. Many of my artworks have been commissioned and are found in private collections throughout Canada and USA, Germany, Italy and Spain, as well as on book covers. I’m a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and FCA (Federation of Canadian Artists), the Goderich Co-op Gallery, the Bayfield Artist Guild (BAG), and have been a past director of Kincardine’s Victoria Park Gallery. I've juried art shows, and for over a decade - with more than two decades of experience in art education - I’ve been an instructor at the Southampton Art School.
My paintings are for sale, and I'm available for painting and illustration commissions.