About the Artist

​It began over 35 years ago in a hospital cancer ward. I was working there as a Social Worker when a colleague of mine casually mentioned she was going to take a university art course. My immediate thought was “Wow! I want to do that too!”  So I joined her. From that point on I was hooked. Art continues to be a significant and necessary part of my life.

My art is all about emotion. It’s about portraying the magnificence and intrigue of life, allowing for self-expression, reflection, and connection.

I experience incredible joy when meeting artistic challenges with both experimentation and mastered techniques. Feelings evoked by nature are portrayed in my landscapes and raw internal emotions in much of my abstract work.

I mostly paint with acrylics in multiple layers, allowing both intuition and intention to guide me. When I begin a painting, I don’t know exactly how it will turn out. I try not to let my head get in the way of spontaneous creative expression. I trust the process. I let the paint have a voice. I listen to it. I dialogue with it. I paint in response to it. What evolves is an original, authentic piece of artistic expression.

My studio is in beautiful Belleville, Ontario, Canada. I am fortunate to be a member of Gallery 121 as well as the Belleville Art Association where my work is exhibited on a regular basis. I have also entered, and been accepted into a number of Juried Art Exhibitions in Belleville, London, Trenton and Kingston, Ontario.  Recently, I won the Juror’s Choice award at the Perspectives Exhibition in Belleville and have twice received the People’s Choice award at the BAA Gallery.

 ​It began over 35 years ago in a hospital cancer ward. I was working there as a Social Worker when a colleague of mine casually mentioned she was going to take a university art course. My immediate thought was “Wow! I want to do that too!”  So I joined her. From that point on I was hooked. Art continues to be a significant and necessary part of my life.

My art is all about emotion. It’s about portraying the magnificence and intrigue of life, allowing for self-expression, reflection, and connection.

I experience incredible joy when meeting artistic challenges with both experimentation and mastered techniques. Feelings evoked by nature are portrayed in my landscapes and raw internal emotions in much of my abstract work.

I mostly paint with acrylics in multiple layers, allowing both intuition and intention to guide me. When I begin a painting, I don’t know exactly how it will turn out. I try not to let my head get in the way of spontaneous creative expression. I trust the process. I let the paint have a voice. I listen to it. I dialogue with it. I paint in response to it. What evolves is an original, authentic piece of artistic expression.

My studio is in beautiful Belleville, Ontario, Canada. I am fortunate to be a member of Gallery 121 as well as the Belleville Art Association where my work is exhibited on a regular basis. I have also entered, and been accepted into a number of Juried Art Exhibitions in Belleville, London, Trenton and Kingston, Ontario.  Recently, I won the Juror’s Choice award at the Perspectives Exhibition in Belleville and have twice received the People’s Choice award at the BAA Gallery.