After years of teaching in secondary schools, I'm dedicating more time to my own art while continuing to teach in a variety of contexts. My 'super power' is teaching and building learning communities for participants to thrive in.
The diversity in my art practice is related to my history as a teacher in that I was exposed to a huge variety of media, projects, colleagues and inspirational young artists over the years. Consequently my art is experimental and playful, but underpinned with a knowledge of composition, colour theory and art history. Media, colour and the sheer joy of playing with materials pull me in more than subject or idea.
I'm a passionate advocate for access to art activity, art museums, arts education and art communities. I am a member of CARFAC Ontario and ofThe Oakville Art Society where I help with art shows, fund raisers and other community events, and participate in group Open Houses, juried shows, studio time and art classes, and teach.
Many of the paints, supports, boards and frames I use and share with the people I work with are sourced second hand.
Check the gallery attached below for a taste of my art activity. Some of the work is still available for sale.
If you prefer to talk or text, contact me at 905 536 5335
Check my art CV. Full professional resume and testimonials available upon request.