Born in Saskatchewan and raised in Kingston, Ontario, I have been involved with art related endeavours my whole life. Recently, we moved to Orangeville and love everything about it, especially the downtown area, the fabulous restaurants, the incredible arts community and the friendly people.
My ambition is to portray the everyday beauty around us, to draw attention to the minutiae of life, to chase that elusive light, that illumination that fascinates me in paintings. I also wish to tell stories…. of people, books and places. Paintings that I am currently working on are the ever changing and delightful Mill Creek in Orangeville and a series depicting waterfront Canadian communities, large, small and some remote. Colour is my obsession and I am constantly experimenting and learning.
Working primarily in acrylics on stretched canvas, many of my paintings are done entirely with a palette knife, or with brush and others with a combination of both.
I find inspiration all around me, in music, in my favourite books or from my beautiful surroundings. My paintings are completed either plein air or in my studio.
“...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”
― Vincent van Gogh