I am often asked how long I have been a painter. I respond to say I cannot recall a time when art has not been part of my life! I have always held a pencil or brush in my hand while I lived and travelled in different countries and focused on different careers throughout my life. Art has always been an intrinsic part of me. Painting makes me whole.
I try to capture the world around me with bright and cheerful splashes of colour onto my canvas and let my spirit soar with my paints! I paint the world around me, what I see, whatever stirs my soul. After a career for many years in accounting, design and administration (yes, both sides of the coin!) in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and China I am now back in Toronto immersed in painting full time. My travels and experiences in different countries have greatly influenced my artwork.
To keep abreast with art and its ever-burgeoning world, I am active throughout the year in many art events, workshops, committees and organizations in Toronto. I participate in juried shows both here and in Ottawa, where my husband and I lived and raised our family. We now live in Toronto where I belong to a few select art groups in and around the city and find it enormously stimulating and deeply satisfying to be a part of the cultural art mosaic of this vibrant city.
I am also a member of Saatchi Art International. I currently sell my work in Canada, USA., UK and Asia.