Art has always been a big part of my life, eventually leading me to study graphic design in Montreal followed by the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD), graduating with a major in Visual Communications. It’s through my design training and career experience that my sense of colour and composition evolved.

After many years working in the design field, I began painting seriously in 2001 enrolling in a painting program at ACAD. I attended classes for several years and continue with the life long process of learning with ongoing workshops.

I paint primarily in oil and would describe my work as impressions of nature inspired by a direct response to my world. When painting, I attempt to infuse the canvas with the energy I feel from my subject. I let the work evolve using colour to express light, illustrate perspective, represent mass and evoke mood.

Growing up in Eastern Canada, relocating to Alberta and finally moving to beautiful British Columbia, has offered me the great opportunity to appreciate the varied beauty of the Canadian landscape. I am inspired by the French Impressionists as well as several members of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson and their ability to distill the Canadian essence.

I’m a juried member of the following:
Society of Canadian Artists, 
Calgary Artists’ Society
Federation of Canadian Artists
Alberta Society of Artists

I’ve participated in many successful events and shows including:

• Art selected for Fairwinds Water Conservation Calendar, BC | 2018
• Studio Tour Showcase, Group Show, Nanoose Bay  | 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013
• Sidney Fine Art Show, BC | 2017
• Complemenatary Colours – three person group show, Parksville, BC  | 2016
• Society of Canadian Artists juried show Gainsborough Gallery, Calgary, AB | 2015 (special gallery recognition awarded at opening)
• FCA Spring Juried Show, BC | 2014
• FCA Beach Club Resort Show, Parksville, BC | 2014
• JustImjan Gallery, Cochrane, AB (represented)
• Art selected for cover of Fairwinds Water Conservation Calendar, BC | 2014
• FCA Fall Juried Show, BC | 2013
• The Calgary Artists Society Spring and Fall Shows, AB | 2003 – 2013
• Alberta Society of Artists Travelling Forest Show | 2011
• Alicat Art Gallery, Bragg Creek, AB
• Arts on Atlantic Gallery, Calgary, AB
• Gerry Thomas Gallery in Waterton, AB
• Finalist in the Heritage Property Corporation Art Competition | 2008
• Perrenoud Ranch Show, Cochrane AB | 2007, 2006, 2005
• Tsunami Studio Joint Show, Calgary AB | 2006, 2005, 2004
• The Calgary Stampede Western Art Show, Calgary, AB | 2008, 2007, 2006
• Webster’s Gallery Heart Studio Show, Calgary, AB | 2003

My paintings can be found in private and corporate collections, nationally and internationally.