In my art, I attempt to extend to you the viewer an invitation to visit your day dreams, your memories. That special place in your heart or perhaps that perfect day. I believe that art is living and has the ability to affect everyone differently.
Coming from a large French Canadian family there was always lots of laughter, music and animated personalities. I was often surrounded with creative and eclectically colorful people. It was at a young age that I began to enjoy the art of watching people and things, reading my surroundings. I began to draw as a child but was not content with "coloring between the lines". I wanted to draw the picture the way I saw it.There is beauty in everything and often a child like approach can be the key to maintaining our longevity and happiness.
Because of this it was only natural that the progression went from drawing to Impressionist painting.
My painted works stretch from subjects in Canada to South America, the Caribbean to Europe. I prefer Impressionist or Abstract styling. Usually, I take photographic journeys and develop my subject from there. I paint with oils on gessoed canvas and use mainly hog bristle brushes. I take my inspiration from the Intense colors of culture, sweeping sky's,lush flora and fauna, sun, sand and surf.
I have commissioned pieces in private homes in Yukon, British Columbia, Florida, Germany and England.