I was born and raised in Blacksock, ON, and still live just down the road from my family farm, in Nestleton. I became interested in painting 10 years ago when a neighbour asked me to help fill up her watercolour class. More recently with the lessening demands of motherhood and career outside the home, I have been able to undertake more formal study. I opened my Studio by the Green on Nestleton Rd. in 2004 and hold 2 shows a year. Nowadays, I actually miss it when Iím not able to pick up a paintbrush everyday and quite often will spend 5-8 hours daily down at the studio.
Although I still paint with watercolour in a whimsical style, my new exploration of acrylics is thrilling. I paint my abstracts purely intuitively. I make a mark and react to it. I love painting large. Scraping, gluing, glazing and manipulating paint with pure old elbow grease all contributes to the overall finished painting. I have studied under various artists locally and at the Haliburton School of the Arts, but my greatest influence has been Brian Atyeo and Claudia McCabe and I will continue to study under them whenever possible.
You can view more of my work on the Lake Scugog Studio Tour the first weekend in May at Studio by the Green and at my annual Christmas Art Show the last weekend in November and first weekend in December at my Studio by the Green at the end of Nestleton Rd. Other times I am open by chance or appointment and may be reached at 905-213-4922.
I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I love creating them.
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