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.
My work consists of mainly landscapes painted in an impressionistic style using short, thick brush strokes on wood. 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.

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:

Upcoming Exhibitions:

September 2022, Solo Show, The Press Room Gallery, Collingwood, Ontario

Past Exhibitions:

2022, May 9-29 / Overzealous Fine Art Exhibition(third place), Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, Ontario

2022, April 9-May 28 / Juried Art Show, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario

2021/22 December 4-January 29 / The Tiny Art Collective – group show, Stonebridge Art Gallery, Wasaga Beach, Ontario

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

2021, July / Juried Art Show, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario 

2020/21 October-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 / 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 / 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