I am a Canadian painter and am fortunate to be at a point in
my life when I can paint everyday and travel and be inspired by both new and
familiar locations. I studied fine art, art history and art education at
university and those studies led to a 25+year career in arts administration and
teaching secondary school art. During my career I painted during the time 'between'
family, work and social commitments, and began to exhibit in and sell my work. I
left teaching in 2008 to develop my art practice and pursue my passion for painting
on a daily basis. I paint mostly in acrylic but love to mix media too. Through
teaching I developed a love for variety and experimentation - and this
continues to be important to me in my art work today. My sketchbooks are full
of ideas and I usually have several works on the go at once. Whether I am
painting a still life or landscape, the decision to paint that subject as an iconic
image rendered in a more classical style or re-imagined and executed in an
expressive manner, is resolved through process and experimentation. There is
always something new to learn and some new path to venture down.