I started drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil. I can’t remember never drawing or painting; it was a part of me, like breathing.
I always studied art at school. I never even thought it would be my career or my life, nor was I particularly encouraged making it so - with the exceptions of a couple of art teachers. To be truthful, I used art as an easy way to up my average. It wasn’t until after I graduated university and had to get a “real” job that I thought that I should try to combine work with my passion. Again, not recognizing that being a fine artist is a real job, I went back to school and got a degree in Package and Graphic Design. I worked in different positions from Graphic Designer to Art Director in multimedia for over 10 years. Always still painting, always still taking art courses as my hobby and true love.
As life progressed turning points and tragedies were met head on. Not the easiest of times back then, but it eventually came clear that doing what one loved in life was the most important thing on can do.
Art and my children became the focal point of my life.
For me it is important that my artwork provokes some emotion and (though it could be) that it is not just another pretty picture. Some of my work is textural, almost
3D, adding dimension and a sculptural quality to it. It adds tension to the experience of viewing the piece, as it seemingly invites the viewer to touch it going against the perception that paintings are a visual experience only.
I am fascinated by the unbidden influence of the sub-conscious or soul in my work. My painting tell the truth about the very core of me.
Over the past 15 years I have been fortunate to have had many shows in Quebec , Ontario and Vermont. Solo and group; in galleries, cafes, and restaurants.
I have also been very fortunate to have my work well received, my paintings have sold to clients world wide, both in private and corporate collections.
Thank you for being here. I hope you enjoy them.
With great appreciation,