I am a graduate of the Montreal Museum School of Art and Design and studied painting, drawing, photography and animation. I worked in animation after graduating and did commercial art in advertising, then went into printing. I was a self employed illustrator and graphic designer.
I initially started to paint with watercolour and egg tempera painting scenes and figures
influenced by the realist movement of the 1970’s. Currently I am working out of my studio at the Welch Street Studios in North Vancouver; working in oils, painting figures and forests. I paint and stylize the forms and experiment with texture, cold wax and pallet knife; combining many layers of colours for mood and feeling, in nature scenes and abstractions.
I run a weekly life drawing sessions where we draw male and female figures, exploring new possibilities for expression with colours and energetic lines. I am working on a new series of oil paintings combining the figure with scenes in nature. I am most excited about bringing this unique exploration of the human form in the backdrop of the natural world.
Organizations I am an active member:
Fund for the Arts on the North Shore (FANS), Board member from 2015 to present - nsfans.ca
North Shore Artists Guild, Member of the 2017 to present - nsartists.ca
Active member at Simply Drawing - lifedrawing.ca
Active member of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council - northvanarts.ca
Studio at the collective Welch Street Studios, 2017 - present - welchstreetstudios.com