I have been working as an artist for most of my life. I graduated from The Ontario College of Art, now known as OCAD and studied fine art at York University in Toronto. I began my professional career as a painter and a sculptor. Always painting, I ventured into other areas and medium. I studied photography and glassblowing throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. The main focus of my work has always been painting and sculpture and my mediums vary, stone carving, bronze, glass casting and blowing, oil painting, watercolour, and a fresh medium using acrylic, polymer, resin, wax and adhesive.
This painting is made up of 4 canvasses and is a mixed medium work using polymer, resin, wax, and adhesive with acrylic paint.
These works fuse, the mediums are very stable and tough creating long lasting works..
I enjoy hiking in my spare time and many of my pieces are directly influenced by these hikes in nature. I love recreating plants and wildlife in my work. I also paddleboard and kayak on oceans and lakes, all influencing my work, My interest in the climate, the geography, the topography all effect my photographs and my abstract paintings. For many years I also loved to paint my studio gardens.......a journey to Antarctica in 1992 lead me to paint ice which eventually lead me to glass. You will see these evolutions in my gallery on this site..
I travel to exotic and interesting places in the world to be inspired by landscapes and animals
On a recent trip t o the Galápagos I was introduced to a lava flow that appeared to resemble my work.