I have drawn and painted my whole life and, while my work is characterized by lively composition, my approach varies with medium and mood. I strive to create works with visual appeal and technical quality and am motivated by the world around me - our woodlands in our own backyard, for example - and by ideas and reflections (like most artists, I am a daydreamer!). I love to add texture to my work and explore a variety of ways to do so - sand, tissue, spackle. I'm as apt to use a brush as a palette knife, and even an old credit card. I work primarily in acrylic, but also in oils, pastels and mixed media.
I have given art lessons since I was a teenager, in both recreational and academic settings. My career has been balanced between fine art and graphic design – a career which spans over 40 years. In addition, I taught graphic Design at Algonquin College for several years. For more information on my design business, click here.
I have had a lifetime involvement in music, mostly vocal, ranging from jazz, to choral, old-timey, in an amateur capacity for the most part. The many friends I have made through both music and art fulfill my life, along with my family, children and grandchildren. I believe it is the music that gives my life and work rhythm!