My business was created when I came to the realization that I need a larger audience for my art and would like to make a living doing what I love. My mother was an artist who painted botanical illustrations and landscapes in acrylic. Though she struggled with mental illness throughout her life, painting was something with which we had a connection. Her illness had a profound effect on me. I have loved making art since I was a child. Art was one of those constants in life where I felt empowered.
I am a graduate of Art and Art History from McMaster University where I focused on collage and painting in acrylic. After receiving my Honours BFA from McMaster University, I attended the University of Western Ontario and received a Bachelor of Education and became an art educator for The Halton District School Board.
My artistic career slowed while teaching art to my students and raising two children, now young adults. As of 2019, I retired from teaching and am back to art making, joyfully painting everyday from a studio space in my Oakville home. A good day involves painting.
With my studio companion, Yuki, a somewhat unruly Great Pyrenees dog, I have worked diligently over the last couple years to further develop my work, focus on an abstract, non-representational style and continue to grow as an artist. My work has been in many juried shows, art auctions and collections over the years.
I paint everyday, getting lost in experimentation.
My paintings are playful, my love of colour evident as I paint on canvas in vibrant acrylic paint balancing shapes and line. My work is abstract, non representational and unique. “Equilibrium”, my latest collection, is inspired by the paper cuts of Matisse. The definition of Equilibrium is “a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced”. In art, the elements of design need to be in equilibrium. A simple example would be if a large shape is on one side of a canvas, multiple small shapes might balance this out on the other. I am made aware that a painting is complete when this “equilibrium” is achieved.