I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and I have always had a desire to create something with my hands. I am especially passionate about acrylic and watercolour painting.
I am a self-taught artist who discovered the world of painting in 1995 purely by accident through a craft store bookshelf. I am constantly in pursuit of inspiration and continually search for new ideas and techniques to challenge myself. I enjoy painting whatever grabs my inner muse, but my favorite subjects are landscapes, flowers, abstracts, glass and still life. I exhibit regularly in group shows and many of my pieces hang in private and corporate collections throughout the world. I am represented by several galleries in Halifax, NS. In 2018, I began the practice of daily painting…..one small painting every day for artistic growth. I also began my journey of painting en plein air on a regular basis. I continually find inspiration in the mediums themselves by exploring with different techniques and textures. Painting gives me the freedom to explore hidden perceptions and express them by blending closely observed reality with colour, texture, patterns and light. I do not subscribe to the idea that an artist has only one true voice or style of painting.
-Contributing artist at the Teichert Gallery, Halifax, NS since 1998.
-Represented by 14 Bells Fine Art Gallery, Halifax, NS 2017 to present
-Group exhibition at the Teichert Gallery, Halifax, NS 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009,2010, 2017, 2018
-Holiday on the Harbour Charity Ball, December, 2008
-Group annual juried show – NS Public Archives, 2009, 2010, 2017 (CAS)
-Group exhibition at Mic Mac Mall, 2008, 2009, 2010 (DVAS)
-Group exhibition at the Craig Gallery, 2008,2009, 2010, 2017(DVAS)
-The Lunenburg Art Gallery, 2010
-Group floral show at 14 Bells Fine Art Gallery, Halifax, NS 2018
-Solo show “This Place I call Home” at 14 Bells Fine Art Gallery, Halifax, NS 2018
-The Old Anderson House, 2010
-L’Arche annual group show, Halifax, NS, 2010, 2017, 2018
-First Place (Pauline Manning Award) CAS annual juried show, Halifax, NS 2017
-Honourable Mention floral/still life CAS annual juried show, Halifax, NS 2010, 2017