Interactions between natural and human-made environments, how we grapple with nature and place, how we understand our seen and unseen world, how our actions have intentional or unintentional impacts are all themes that inform my visual art practice.
Memory, emotion, the effects of time, the tension between the arbitrary and the controlled feature in my abstract paintings, mixed media pieces, and works on paper.
Through layering, inscribing, obscuring, and revealing, my work aims for an experiential dialogue with the viewer.
My paintings and prints are in private collections in Canada and abroad.
1984–present. Editor/writer (retired) and visual artist.
1973–84 Graphic artist, commercial printing houses and graphic design studios. Editor.
1973–80 York University, Department of Visual Arts (BA). Studio: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, experimental design. Art History: Asian, African, Western, Modern/Contemporary. Teaching Assistant (African Art).
2019 Art Incognito (Vancouver Island School of Art, fundraiser).
2016 Small Works (Eclectic Gallery).
2016 Fall Salon (Eclectic Gallery).
2016 Legislated Colour (Martin Batchelor Gallery, group show).
2015 Re-ify (Massey Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, group show).
2014 Small Works (Eclectic Gallery).
2014 Human Condition (Xchanges Gallery artists).
2014 Re-ify (group show at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill – Main Gallery).
2014 Botanical Gestures (Eclectic Gallery with Katherine Farris).
2012 Birds of Uncommon Feather (with Katherine Farris).
2011 Art Incognito (Vancouver Island School of Art, fundraiser).
2010 Art Incognito (Vancouver Island School of Art, fundraiser).
2009 Fairfield Artists Studio Tour (with Katherine Farris).
2007 Art Incognito (Vancouver Island School of Art, fundraiser).
2002 Lost and Found (Pender Island, group show).
2002 Bank Street Art Group: Recent Works (The Gallery at the Mac, group show).
2002 Paint, Collage & Surface (Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, group show).
2019 Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts. Japanese paper manipulation (Dorothy Field).
2015–2019 Vancouver Island Art Workshops (Nicholas Wilton, Micheal Shemchuk, Claire Desjardins, Amanda Hawkins).
2004–2019 Vancouver Island School of Art. Various courses in water media, collage, surface development, principles of abstraction, understanding colour, contemporary drawing, resist drawing, image and idea, nature and the sublime, painting the unseen (Wendy Welch, Xane St. Philip, Charles Campbell, Lesley Clarke, Jeroen Witvliet, Marina DiMaio).
2003, 2005, 2007, 2010 Monotype printing (Jamie Evrard).
2002, 2006 Bill Porteous Studio Art Classes. Abstract expressionism, Abstracting the landscape (Bill Porteous).
2002 Xchanges. Collagraphy (Alain Costaz).
2001–2003 Victoria College of Art. Paint, collage, and surface I & II (Wendy Welch).
2000 Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts. Intensive life drawing (Heather Spears).
1999 Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts. Kantha stitching (Dorothy Caldwell).
1992 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Japanese papermaking (Dorothy Field).
1992–1994 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Chinese brush painting (Nenagh Molson).
1978–82 Toronto School of Art. Drawing, sculpture, silkscreen.
col-LAB-orate visual artists
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Victoria Arts Council