The main focus of my abstract work is an exploration of atmospherics and process. Drawn to the natural world, I am particularly interested in interactions between earth and sky, water and land, light and air, and natural and human-made forms. These interests also inform my figurative work. Both types of work aim to evoke memory and emotion.
My paintings and prints are in private collections in Canada, France, 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. Teaching Assistant (African Art).
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).
2015–2017 Vancouver Island Art Workshops (Nicholas Wilton, Micheal Shemchuk, Claire Desjardins).
2004–2010 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 (Wendy Welch, Xane St. Philip, Charles Campbell, Lesley Clarke, Jeroen Witvliet).
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-or-ate visual artists
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria