Art and creating for me has always been and will be for future days to come a search for the beautiful and the sublime in nature. I find my inspiration in and around the Georgian Bay Area where I live, as well as annual sketching trips to northern Ontario. I paint with oils on wood using thick brush strokes that are thoughtfully expressed.
My work consists of mainly landscapes painted in an impressionistic style using short, thick brush strokes. I enjoy plein’air painting and I always take a photo of the chosen scene to use as a reference in my studio in case I don’t finish the sketch on location. Other times I paint a small painting in my studio from a photo to then work into a larger painting if I choose to. 
In my life I have struggled with mental illness.  My work reflects a glimpse of escapism from present day adversities and provides a type of healing which I hope people will feel through my work.

Inspiration: My work is inspired by The Group of Seven, Wassily Kandinsky, Mysticism, and Theosophy.

Where you can view some of my art in person :

Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario  

Pine Boutique, Collingwood, Ontario                                                                                           

Education:

Ontario College of Art and Design, Drawing and Painting Program
Toronto School of Art, single studio painting courses
Humber College, Visual and Digital Arts Program

Current Exhibitions:

December 4/21-January 29/22, The Tiny Art Collective – group show, Stonebridge Art Gallery, Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Past Exhibitions:

2021, November 2-29, Impressionism Reimagined – Solo Show, The Press Room Gallery, Collingwood, Ontario

2021, July——41st Juried Art Show, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario 

2020, October – 2021, July—-All Things With Imagination Juried Art Show, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario

2020, August —-Murray J. Clerkson Award, Finalist, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario

2020, April —-40th Juried Art Show, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario

2019, November —-Tamed Madness, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Creative Centre, Oakville, Ontario

2019, August —- Emergence Gallery Exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, Ontario

2019, May —- Murray J. Clerkson Award, Finalist, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario

2019, April —- 39th Juried Art Show, Honourable Mention, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario

2018, October —-Great Art Contest, Art Emporium By The River, Port Hope, Ontario

2018, July —-Impact 2018, 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, Ontario

2017, April —-37th Annual Juried Art Show, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario

2017, April —-Les Belle Fleurs, Celebrating Flowers in Canada, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario

2016, October —-Group Show With Don Morrison and Katie Land, Sovereign House, Oakville, Ontario

2014, November —-Group Show With Don Morrison, Sovereign House, Oakville, Ontario