Born, Windsor, Ontario
Grew up, London, Ont.
Graduate (Gold Medal Winner) Honours B.A.
(Fine Arts Major) University of Western Ontario 1972
Curatorial Assistant, McIntosh Art Gallery,
University of Western Ontario, 1973-74
Career in art conservation, Canadian Conservation
Institute, Department of Canadian Heritage,
Ottawa, 1974 – 2007 (retired 2007)
Working professional artist, Ottawa, 2007 – present
I currently exhibit regularly as a member of the Foyer Gallery Artists Association at the Foyer Gallery, Nepean Sportsplex, with Arteast Ottawa at gallery spaces in the Shenkman Arts Centre and the St. Laurent Complex, and with the Nepean Fine Arts League at their gallery in Ben Franklin Place, Centrepointe.
Landscape and the human figure have always played a significant role in the subject matter of my art. Often these subjects derive from places that I have visited and people that I have seen , which I then transform to create a new visual representation. I like to infuse my subject matter with a certain sense of mystery, leaving it up to the viewer to form their own interpretation of meaning, while at the same time producing a harmonious blend of light, line colour, shape and texture.
Although acrylic painting on canvas has been my major medium for the past forty years, over the past several years I have also been creating digital mixed media and photo-based digital works of art. These works are digital creations made from photographs I have taken and/or scans of my drawings. I work with these elements on the computer screen, manipulating and adding to them using various software programs to produce the final composition. The finished works are then printed onto either canvas or fine art paper.
Digital art is an emerging and exciting medium which offers new possibilities for artistic expression. As with any printed art form, the creation begins with the eye and the hand of the artist but then goes through a mechanical process to create the final work. In the case of digital art this processing stage involves computer hardware/software and digital printing, controlled and selected by the artist. It is a medium whose potential I will continue to explore for years to come.
- Arteast Ottawa
- Foyer Gallery Artists Association
- Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC) Ontario
- Nepean Fine Arts League
- Foyer Gallery, Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave
- Promenade and Trinity Galleries, Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd
- Nepean Fine Art League Gallery, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr
- Arteast Ottawa Gallery, St. Laurent Complex, 525 Côté St