“I can’t remember a time when art wasn’t part of my life. For me it has always been a means of self-expression, continuous learning, preserving memories, and sharing my creations with others. Travelling to distant lands like Costa Rica, Australia, Mexico, Europe, and South Africa as well as our beautiful country, Canada, I find myself drawn to the art I discover there (and often bring home).
Just as my home is full of the eclectic pieces of art that I’ve collected in my travels, my style is equally eclectic. I use oil, acrylic, and watercolour for the most part but also enjoy mixed media including charcoal, pastel, and ink.
What inspires me most is nature, human emotions, and finding beauty in every day scenes or items. Sometimes abstract art is the best way to present the feelings I’m trying to convey.
I am a full-time artist now but during my years as a teacher, what I loved teaching most of all was art. It was respecting and encouraging the uniqueness of each student, teaching them skills, witnessing the pride they took in their masterpieces, and the way art allowed for the uninhibited expression of the young, that brought me the most joy.
Art is self-expression. Art is connection. Art can be healing. Art is timeless. I can’t imagine a world without art.”