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At this stage in my journey as a painter, I paint from the heart. I aim to capture the beauty of the North Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula where I reside, where there is so much life that can't be found elsewhere, and where there is so much that is, sadly, disappearing from other places.
I love to paint individual living things, which capture my imagination, which I find beautiful, and which I photograph when I'm out and about. Some of my work is infused with themes that reflect lived experiences. My thematic work combines elements from the natural world in dream-like ways. I enjoy exploring the connections between concrete, spiritual, conscious and subconscious realms. While my paintings of living things are inspired by real-life encounters, images for my thematic paintings come to me in dreams or as I go about my day.
I enjoy painting on untreated birch wood panel to celebrate and play with the natural grain, which emerges through the medium in surprising ways. The untreated wood gives my work a unique quality and texture.
My career has taken interesting turns, starting in film and TV production in Montreal and Toronto, then transitioning to the environmental sector. I hold a PhD in Planning from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Fine Arts/Film Production from Concordia University .