Approach / Inspiration
I find that looking at art inspires me to paint and I visit art galleries wherever I travel. Whether perched on the rocks at Ferryland lighthouse or wandering Monet’s garden in France, I find inspiration everywhere. When possible, I paint on location but since Newfoundland weather is not often conducive to painting outside, I paint from my own photos or use vintage photos as inspiration.
I have been making art most of my life. Trained as a commercial artist, I worked for a while with an advertising agency but my real interest was in fine art. I have spent years taking workshops with local and visiting artists and have combined the various techniques I've learned to create my own unique style. I never stop learning and experimenting with new styles and techniques.
Exhibitions / Awards
My work is exhibited at Baccalieu Gallery in Hearts Content and Oceanview Gallery in Carbonear.
I have won three Peoples Choice awards at Avondale Art Fairs in Nova Scotia.