I was born an artist. Drawing and painting is essential to me as breathing and I have been doing both for as long as I can remember. I love art that makes me feel, that provokes a visceral response; it is what I intend my art to accomplish.
When I paint, the piece is rarely what I had intended on executing. I am filled with self-doubt and criticism. When I look at it again (after it’s “resting phase”) without the expectations I had initially, I can see it’s beauty and merit; it’s expression. I take a deep breath and exhibit it.
My paintings are greatly influenced by my unbidden subconscious. They are expressions of the true, authentic me, and I have learned to embrace that..
For me, art is the raw and vulnerable expression of my soul put out for judgment by others. The best art reveals the authentic self of the artist. People crave that, people need that.
I believe art is the ONLY thing that keeps our society civilized. I believe it is the continuation of evolution. I am blessed to be part of the art world.
I have exhibited in Ontario, Quebec, and Vermont for the past 25 years. I studied art at the University of Western Ontario in London as part of my Bachelors degree, have taken numerous workshops and classes in Toronto and also at The Visual Arts Centre in Montreal. My latest gallery show was at the Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury, where I was part of a group juried show. My paintings are in personal collections around the world. I am currently exhibiting in Vermont at Jay Peak Resort in Jay; Big Jay Tavern in Montgomery; and Inspired Yoga in Newport. I teach artist workshops in Canada (Toronto and Jasper, Alberta) and Vermont (Newport and Montgomery).