After many years of limited success with watercolour
painting, I tried acrylics and found my “happy medium”.
Around the same time, I began to paint animals (both
wildlife and domesticated) and began developing my
artistic skills. Since then, I have expanded my practice to
include oils as well, and I am excited to see where they will
take me as a painter.
Since retiring from a career in private business and the
public service, I have transitioned from being a “Sunday
painter” to devoting more time to my art—learning what I
can from books, videos, fellow artists, and by being more
disciplined in my art practice. I have been fortunate to
attend workshops over the years with some skilled artists,
including Deborah Tilby, Mike Svob, Sandhu Singh, and
I have been an active member of the Canadian Federation
of Artists since 2015 and a proud member of the
Metchosin ArtPod artists’ collective as of July, 2021. My
work has been featured in the Sidney Fine Arts Show, the
Sooke Fine Arts Show, a Ministry of Health Art Show, and
the Metchosin ArtPod’s “Feathers, Fur and Fauna” show,
where it won a Juror’s Choice Award. My paintings can be
found in local private collections and in Iceland, the UK,
and the USA.
Aristotle said, “The aim of art is to represent not the
outward appearance of things, but their inward
significance.” In my paintings of animals, I strive to capture
what makes each animal special, their individuality.