ABOUT THE ARTIST
My art work covers a range of subject matter with my most favourite being landscapes. I like depicting places I have been in Canada with a particular emphasis on the Niagara Peninsula where I live, other parts of Ontario and the eastern provinces of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The greatest influence on my art, other than my fellow artists is the rhythm, harmony, textures, sounds, movement and colour of my surroundings. I strive to create something that is intrinsically pleasing to me and I want to share this very intimate experience with others. I make art to satisfy an inner instinct, to communicate with my viewers in a way that supersedes what mere language can describe.
I want my style to continue to evolve as I mature as an artist and experience new, more interesting discoveries with textures, mediums and various media. When others view my work, I want them to be enticed by the movement, colour and rhythm of the piece. I want them to reflect about a time they, too, got caught up in a flash of colour, a whisper of wind, the reminiscent sounds and textures of nature.
In high school I studied Commercial Art, then went to Ryerson, and graduated in Food Sciences. Subsequently, I attended and graduated from Toronto Teachers College, and taught in Ottawa and the City of York/Toronto. On retirement I indulged in my passion, fine art. I have received awards in juried shows and my work may be seen in galleries, on the web, and in homes and businesses across Canada and Western Europe.