I like to paint images from my travels and enjoy water scenes, reflections, dramatic contrasts, and the play of light. While I try to capture the beauty of a particular scene using photos I have taken, I have fun changing elements of the reference to make it my own and create something new and more interesting. Painting is fun and you never know what you will end up with each time you place a new blank canvas on your easel. I find the creative process is enhanced by listening to music while I work. It can impact the mood and direction of a painting.
My choice of media are oils, acrylics, and watercolours. I have painted most of my life and while it is a solitary process, it is a pleasure to share my work at shows and festivals. I enjoy interacting with other artists and art admirers to gain feedback, insight, and inspiration from other artists’ work. I have participated in many group and solo shows, and art festivals over the years. A few of these are: O.K.W.A. (Organization of Kingston Women Artists) group shows as well as solo shows, at the Kingston Library Wilson Room, Kingston School of Art, and Tett Centre; Kingston Studio Tour; Kingston Women’s Art Festival; Art in the Park; Fantasy in the Forest; Windmills Restaurant; and various gallery shows, i.e. Anthony’s Gallery, Whitby, and The Wellington Gallery, Kingston. I also had work in the Agnes Etherington Rental Gallery at Queen’s University for about 30 years until their closure in 2014.
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Sheridan College. Oakville and Brampton, ON; Art Fundamentals and Illustration, 1979-82
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON; Drawing & Painting, 1991
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