I grew up in Woodstock Ontario, Canada, and discovered painting when I was quite young. I had an excellent high school that taught me a wide range of skills with various media. Training at Sheridan College led me to a professional practice as a freelance artist.
Since 1982 I have called the west end of Toronto home. I chose to set up my studio in Parkdale, only minutes away from Lake Ontario and High Park, complete with marshes and wetlands. These precious resources continue to teach and inspire.
I have been painting full time since 2006. Through years of experimenting with paint I have observed a deep connection to a liquid reality, an existence constantly in flux and mutable. Working with fluid acrylics, I add mediums to keep the paint moving for as long as possible. Gravity and agitation encourage the recipe to integrate while intrinsic patterns and waves emerge. Flow is continually interrupted to startle predictability and provoke entanglement
The process is comparable to natural forces affecting land and waterscapes.I strive to create a balance of nature, serendipity and intention; the same three forces that conspire to make our world a boundless source of inspiration. Together they are a constant, in the air, the light, the trees, but most perfectly, in its waterways.