I loved growing up in a small town. My first venture into art was from a small town perspective, sitting at the kitchen table with crayons in hand. I drew our animals, flowers in the backyard and anything else that made it’s way into my child’s mind. Moving to Toronto after high school was a big adventure after living all of my life in a small town but I embraced all that came my way, the good and the bad. I decided to pursue an education in landscape design and technology. I ended up loving the design part the most (surprise) and I would spend hours at the drafting board. As life would have it, I ended up working in the healthcare industry for many years but I did not lose my passion for art. I attended and still attend workshops and seminars to enhance my skills and techniques. I feel very fortunate to have had opportunities to learn from established wildlife artists including Robert Bateman, Derek Wicks, Terry Isaac and David Kitler. All have provided valuable insights that I incorporate into my own style.
I absolutely love working with different mediums. Scratchboard has quickly become one of my favourites along with pastel and oil. Animals and nature subjects are still very close to my heart but I choose my subjects intuitively and paint whatever appeals to me. The adventure continues and who knows what will come next?