Now retired and living in Mill Bay on beautiful Vancouver Island, surrounded by inspiration.
I started painting in 1992 while living in Ontario. The process of painting and its challenges are exciting, working to capture how I feel about my subject. I paint in oil and acrylic, either plein air, from personal reference photos, or a combination of both.
My subjects are varied. I love the beauty of nature and its creatures that share this planet with me. I am intrigued by structures that still stand after witnessing hundreds of years of passing lives, trying to sense what life was like for the labourers who built these monuments and for the many who were sheltered within. Working boats are another of my focus subjects, whether at the dock or on open water. I’m inviting the viewers into these spaces, to feel they are part of the scene.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division