I am intrigued by events that occur in leaves, twigs, snow and ice, as a result of seasonal changes, These images from nature represent for me visual symbols of the continuous change in all life forms.
In my work I am particularly interested in the tactile qualities resulting from painting and layering with mixed media on canvas. This process results in low relief forms.
I have a passion for experimenting with materials and takes advantage of those surprise happenings that occur in the process of working.
Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland
1994-1998 Ontario College of Art & Design (AOCAD, Fine Arts)
1988 Seneca College (Oil Painting)
1988 Art Gallery of Ontario (Acrylic Painting)
1983 Seneca College – Early Childhood Education Program - Honours
2005 “Visual Symbols” Leonard E. Shore Memorial Library, Thornbury, On.
2004 “Realities of vision” Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, On.
2000 “The Midas Touch,” Gallery 888, Toronto, On.
2000 “Works on Panel,” Pickering Information Centre – Ont. Power Generation,
1999 “Disintegration,” Gallery 1313, Toronto, On.
1999 “Transition,” Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, On.
1998 “New Paintings,” Gallery 306, Toronto, On.
1998 “Abstractions from Nature.” Pickering Civic Complex, Pickering, On.
2009 The McLean Community Centre”, Ajax, ON.
2003 The Municipal Building, Uxbridge, On.
2002 The Municipal Building, Uxbridge, On.
2000 The Municipal Building, Uxbridge, On.
2000 “McLean Community Centre”, Ajax. Juried by Christopher Jackson,
Head of Programs and Interpretation, McMichael Canadian Collection
1999 “Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts – Studio Tour,” Uxbridge, On.
1999 “Contemporary Art Show,” Cedar Ridge Gallery, Scarborough, On.
1996 Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
1996 Pickering Central Library, Pickering, On.
1991 “Civic Centre Opening,” Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts
2010 Magic Door Gallery, Sunderland, Ontario
2010 Durham West Group Show, Ajax, Ontario
2009 The Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge, Ontario
2007 The Tangerine Gecko art Gallery, Markham, ON.
2007 Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge Ontario
2007 The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, St. John’s NL
2002 Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, On.
2001 “Synergy,” John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, On.
2001 “Variety,” Gallery 1313, Toronto, On.
2000 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, On.
2000 “Momentum,” Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, On.
2000 “Five Women On Stretchers,” Gallery 1313, Toronto, On.
1999 “Parkdale Goes Central.” Central Studios, Toronto, On.
1999 “Some Like it Hot.” Gallery 1313, Toronto, On.
1999 Metropolitan Toronto Tourism Office, Queens Quay Terminal, Toronto,
1999 Annual Show, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, On.
1999 “To you with love.” Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, On.
1998 “Art fest, On the Esplanade, Pickering, On.
1998 New Members Show, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, On..
1997 Graduation Show, Village by the Grange, Toronto, On.
1996 “Art Naturally.” The Guild Inn, 201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough, On.
1996 “Art in the Park.” Elgin Park, Uxbridge, On.
1995 “Arts Festival.” St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre, Toronto,
September 20, 2002, Uxbridge Times Journal,
February 15, 9999 “Weekend Wrap.” Scarborough/Pickering Weekend News, October, 1998 Pine Ridge Arts Council Report, Art fest Special Edition, Volume 3
Ajax News Advertiser. Sunday, February 27, 2000, page 22.
Image Listing Dart International, Fall 2001,Volume 4, Number 3, page 62.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS
Uxbridge Arts Association
Pine Ridge Arts Council
Visual Arts Council
Durham West Arts Centre
Reserve Best in Show
Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts – Juried Art Show. (2003)