About

I have always had a passion for drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. Growing up I was surrounded by colouring pencils, colouring books, paints, and paper. I was encouraged and inspired by favourite high school art teachers, Sister Irene Huber and Karon Morehead, to pursue my studies in Visual Arts. I went on to gain my Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Visual Arts at York University. While at York, I feel fortunate to have been taught painting by Canadian artists, Claude Breeze and Paul Slogett; and printmaking by Chilean artist, Eugenio Tellez. After graduating, I spent much of my career working in the corporate world and raising a family, but now I am finally happy to rekindle my passion for the visual arts.

I like to experiment with various mediums, as excelling in creativity is a continuous part of my life. The process of creating is experimental and rewarding as I welcome surprises in the way my thoughts interact with any medium, whether that be acrylics, watercolours, encaustic wax, silk painting, or mixed media. I embrace the unpredictable results and spontaneous play through creativity and I am always thinking of how the mediums will work with each other.

See my artwork for sale at Fine Art America:

Art Prints

Associations:

Markham Group of Artists (MGA)
Richmond Hill Group of Artists (RHGA)
Collective Minds Mixed Media Group

Exhibits & Awards:

2019

“Canada Day Celebrations,” Richmond Green Sports Centre, July 1
“The Elements of Art” 2nd Annual Show & Sale, McKay Art Centre
Town of Richmond Hill Art Show, Burr House Art Gallery, June 7 – July 28
57th Aurora Art Show & Sale
Heintzman House 2019 Spring Art Show & Sale, April 26 – 28
RHGA 41st Annual Juried Art Show & Sale
The Mindful Project Mental Health Exhibit: “Roots to Routes”, April 5 – May 25 
Richmond Hill Cultural Summit

2018

MGA Fall Show & Sale, Cornell Community Centre
RHGA Members “Discover Your Inner Artist” Show & Sale
Town of Richmond Hill Art Show, Burr House Art Gallery – Best Mixed Media in Show
“The Elements of Art” Show & Sale, McKay Art Centre
Covernotes Coffee House
RHGA Members “Spring Fling” Art Exhibit & Sale
40th Anniversary RHGA ‘Wooden Roses’ Project & Silent Auction
56th Annual Aurora Art Show & Sale
Heintzman House 2018 Spring Art Show & Sale
40th Annual RHGA Members Juried Art Show & Sale
Richmond Hill Cultural Summit
Citro Café Gallery

2017

Citro Café Gallery
RHGA “Small Treasures SQUARED” Holiday Show & Sale
2nd Annual Collective Minds Mixed Media Group Show
RHGA Members “Discover Your Inner Artist” Show & Sale
Town of Richmond Hill Art Show, Burr House Art Gallery – Best Overall in Show
MGA “Borders Beyond” Spring Juried Show, McKay Art Centre – Third Place
9th Annual Emerging Artists Art Exhibition & Sale, McKay Art Centre
RHGA Members “Spring Fling” Art Exhibit & Sale
2nd Annual Printmakers’ Exchange Show, Burr House Art Gallery
RHGA Members 39th Annual Juried Exhibition & Sale
Silver Moon Art Show, Art Square Gallery

2016

Collective Minds Mixed Media Group Show
Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital
RHGA York Region 2nd Annual Open Juried Show
MGA “Reflections” Fall Juried Show, McKay Art Centre
Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

2015

MGA “Festival of Art” Fall Juried Show, McKay Art Centre
Town of Richmond Hill Art Show, Burr House Art Gallery – Best Mixed Media in Show
MGA “Kaleidoscope” Spring Juried Show, McKay Art Centre