I studied at OCAD and have been a practicing artist since 1994, regularly exhibiting my work in and around Toronto.
My approach as a mature artist gives me knowledge of materials and textures to imbue my work with the energy and experience of urban life. My paintings are primarily collages comprised of acrylic mono-prints and Xerox transfers. They incorporate luscious surface manipulation varying between patterns of pigmented wax and/or clear wax glazing.
Some paintings I created address the circular energy of our lives. I concentrate on high key visuals and roundness. I apply multiple layers of pigmented wax, and later, ironing and scraping, reveal the previous applications thus creating a surprising composition of textures and colors. FinaIly, I varnish with oil paint, achieving even more texture. This process gives me joy and a continual learning experience.
Before my retirement I worked as industrial engraver in a Toronto based company.
As an artist I do workshops for groups, and individual lessons in various techniques such as mono prints, photo transfers and encaustic painting.
Presently i frequently exhibit at Arta Gallery in the Toronto Distillery District.