More on our featured artist:
grew up in Thorold, Ontario and lives in Brockville. She completed her
Fine arts diploma at St Lawrence College in Kingston and her BFA Honors
Studio at Brock University. After graduating, she continued
her education at Queens University with the Artist in community
Program. Enjoying her time traveling and taking photos she paints,
dances and teaches at Thousand Island Secondary School in Brockville.
She exhibits her work various venues in town. Mainly she focuses on
figures and portraits with mixed media. They are rich in texture and
color becoming more expressive as she combines text and images. With her
the newest approach we are drawn into the artists’ experience of the
subjects she paints. I have been painting for 25 years. My inspiration
is and always has been Life- People and the environment surrounding me-
the substance of life. People and figure painting is primarily my
passion. Working from photos, sketches and real life I create mood and
expression through colour, light and texture with acrylic, oil paint,
charcoal or mixed media. Inspired by everything I see, feel and
experience, I paint intense textured canvases that may express a word, a
need, reaching out or searching. Visual energy is essential to my work.
Recently my travels have influenced my painting and I am exploring
landscape, primarily vast skies and light. I hope you enjoy my old and
new work. Feel free to comment or connect with me.