This body of work is an extension of all of my previous paintings. The main focus in this work is directly toward further abstraction of the figure, with an increase in movement into and out of the picture plane. This movement is looked at as if it were music, with varying rhythm, tempo and resting space.
I am always in a state of “not knowing” where it is going until it is revealed to me. I love the element of surprise that only happens when working very quickly with no time to critique, think or plan. This process keeps me spontaneous and free to create and tap into a realm beyond myself.
I love to exhibit my work because I can communicate my passion for art/ life in a non-verbal manner. I feel that painting has a high vibrational quality that people can feel and respond to. Just like music a painting can transport a person out of their thinking mind and into IMAGINATION.
Brock University (8 credits toward BAFA)
Dundas Valley School of Art - Hamilton, Ontario (part-time studies 8 years)
Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario (part-time drawing and painting 1 year)
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Los Angeles, California (various workshops)
Watts Atelier Workshops, Encinitas, California, 6 weeks
Exhibitions and Group Shows
Rodman Hall, St. Catharines, Ontario
Niagara Pumphouse, Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario
Galleries Vermeille, Westmount, Quebec
Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
Gallery 223, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC
Niagara Art Gallery, Queen Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Gallery 4555, queen street, Niagara Falls
A Man Libera gallery, St. Catharines, ON
Gallery 401, New York, USA
Laguna Art.com, Laguna Beach, California, USA
Artspace 106, Niagara-on-the-lake, ON
First place- Niagara Pumphouse-2019 Walker Industries Art Competition
Interviews & Media
Home and Family TV Show/Hallmark channel 4 episodes
Podcast interview with Ruth Klein- public figure and author
(Generation Why Not? Ageless Mindset - Book and Podcast)
Robert Ferguson Podcast - Los Angeles based studio
Niagara Pumphouse 3 years - figure sculpting and painting from live model
Niagara College Welland Campus - 4 years
(Figure drawing and painting 2nd-year Graphic Arts Program)
I have sold many paintings and sculptures which can be found in many homes in California, Seattle, Philadelphia, Toronto, and St. Catharines.
I commission pieces from Instagram or Facebook and my web page.
“I embrace painting things I’ve never painted before and love the challenge, as I am constantly pushing the envelope to find something new.”