Artist Statement

I am a “maker” type of creative and a bit of a mystic. I enjoy the process of experiencing the media I use through physical touch, movement, using various tools, thinking, envisioning, feeling and sensing the mystery of spirit as I explore, create & communicate through colour, texture, pattern & composition. I am always fascinated and excited by what happens when glazes of colour and/or textured media are built up. The wonder of colour is a “constant” for me and I take great delight in mixing, blending and shaping glazes on the painting surface. I have found the process to include broad strokes of daring and deliberate, delicate touches which I believe characterize many things about life in general. My paintings often have the effect of causing people to feel embraced by vivid colour and held by a sense of peace, allowing them to leave the experience of viewing the painting with a feeling of rejuvenation. I find it very gratifying to be able to create paintings which are “gateways” or “pauses” for people because I undergo much the same experience when I am creating them. I believe Indira Ghandi’s words resonate best as a descriptor of my art; “vibrantly alive in repose”….Thank you for being generous enough to travel with me to that place as you view my work….

Artist Exhibitions

Goderich Art Gallery~Guest Artist August 2009

Red Ribbon Event February 14-15/09 Fort Erie, ON

June 24, 11am-5pm "Crystal Beach Art Festival" at Waterfront Park in Crystal Beach

SLMM 25th Anniversary Midwest Regional Exhibition ~ "Meaning. Myth & Mystery" September 17-November 9, 2007 at LeFevre Art Gallery, 1199 University Dr., Newark, OH, 740-366-9369

Joint Exhibition at Mikreations Art & Frame Gallery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON September 1/07-January 31/08, 1582 Niagara Stone Rd., Wed.-Sat. 10 am-5pm, 905-468-7938. Reception with the artists on Saturday, November 24/07 4-9 p.m.


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Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

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