Growing up, life as an artist was never my formal plan, however my desire to create has always been a light within me, manifesting at various times as sewing or building projects, stained glass, or just about anything DIY.  Following completion of diplomas in Biology, B.Sc. and Education, B.Ed., a yearning to further exercise my creative side emerged, and in 2001, I found myself in front of a canvas, brush in hand, on the brink of what has now become a 15-year art career.  This career has seen me through exhibitions in Toronto and New York,  gallery representation from coast-to-coast, and most importantly has allowed me to share my work with collectors world-wide. 

My paintings have appeared on the Home and Garden Television Network, Canadian House and Home Magazine, and have been commissioned for condominium lobbies, corporate board rooms, and hospitals.

I currently reside in Toronto with my husband and two boys, and spend most of my summers in rural Ontario.   The outdoors has always been a big part of my life, inspiring travel, exploration, and adventure.  It is no mystery that my love of nature has been a big inspiration for my work...

 

Inspiration

Simplicity, Space, Light, Nature...

 

Simplicity, space, light, and nature are themes that continually inspire my work. Although mostly based on landscape and sky, my paintings aim to transcend place and time, to ultimately evoke emotions conjured by moments of beauty in nature; compelling cloud formations, the glow of light on water, or harmony created by various colour combinations.

Gradual transitions between tones of natural palettes are achieved by a constant layering, washing and reworking process. Often in contrast to the softness and subtlety of my painting technique, the texture resulting from the use of plaster lends to the organic nature of the work as well as creates a distortion, as if the painting is veiled, or as often commented by observers, viewed behind old glass, or in motion. The plaster also adds a sculptural element to each piece; a dimension not typically found in painting.

 

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