For the past 15 years I have been working as a landscape painter using both oils and chalk pastel. My work is inspired by elements of the landscape such as skies, water, silhouetted trees and simple architectural forms. I love to use light, colour and simple shapes to define the landscape and the atmosphere within it. For me it is the atmosphere that I respond to emotionally and that is what connects me to the places I have been. A particular light or colour can trigger my memory and momentarily take me from present to past. I feel drawing is an important tool to be able to describe each scene and coupled with loose brush work and muted palettes I hope to recreate the images like memories rather than pure representation.
I received my bachelor degree in Fine Art at the University of Guelph in 1995. My work has been exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibitions, and is held in many private collections throughout Canada and the U.S. My work has appeared several times in the Canadian decorating magazine ‘Style at Home” and been shown on HGTV with Kimberly Seldon. I currently exhibit in several galleries in Ontario. I recently moved from Ontario to the Eastern Townships of Quebec where I live with my husband and two children.