My fascination with Nature and in particular the vibrant colours of flowers, provides me with inspiration for many of my paintings. I paint in Watercolour, Acrylic and Mixed Media Collage, emphasizing the colour, line, and sometimes texture of my subject matter which ranges from flowers, animals, seascapes and other scenes found in Nature to Abstracts. I enjoy painting loosely and quickly using a semi-impressionistic style to express the joy and happiness I feel from the subject, and from painting itself. With watercolour, I love the vibrancy of the medium on the white paper, the delicacy it lends to the subject matter and the excitement and unpredictability of wet on wet washes of strong colour on the paper. When painting Acrylic Mixed Media pieces, I enjoy starting without a plan or definite subject matter in mind. Focusing on the colours and textures and working intuitively until gradually over time after several layers, a glimpse of a subject or focal point starts to appear. I enjoy the process with each medium and style, and I love the surprises along the way as each painting leads me to its completion.
2013 El Verano Maravilloso requested for Remembrance Day 2013 Print and Online Media by Whole Foods Oakville, Yorkville, and Unionville
2010 Honourable Mention Oakville Art Society Annual Juried Show, The Journey Home, Watercolour
2010 The Journey Home, Watercolour, Selected for the 2011 Oakville Art Society Calendar
2009 Chakra Lily, Watercolour, Selected for the 2010 Oakville Art Society Calendar
2008 Lily Dream, Watercolour, one of ten finalists in the Exhibit Your Creativity Contest, DeSerres Canada National online competition for Amateur Artists
2015-Present Art Teacher, ArtHouse Oakville, www.arthouseonline.org
2015-Present Art Teacher, Amica at Oakville Retirement Living, Oakville
2015 Art Teacher, Summer Art Adventure Camp, Glen Abbey Daycare Centre, Oakville
2014- Present Art Teacher, Community Art Outreach Program, Oakville Art Society
2014-2015 Art and Meditation Workshop Facilitator, The Clarity Centre, Oakville
2013 Volunteer teacher for Oakville Cub Scouts Art Night
2011 Dundas Valley School of Art – Drawing
2000 York University – Honours Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Spanish Language and Literature
2007-2011 Various art workshops online and in person with a variety of teachers
Oakville Art Society and the Fine Art Society of Milton.