I found painting after I retired from a career in health care and I haven’t looked back. In the last few years, I have taken advantage of many courses and workshops to improve my skills, from both local and international artists.
Art for me is about visual communication – emotions, moods, beauty and sometimes sadness. I love to let my imagination take over in abstract paintings, and also in impressionistic landscapes. The human narrative is important to me and I love paintings that “tell a story”. I try to create evocative compositions that reflect the human condition. I try to elicit a response of recognition in the viewer of a time, a place a person or a feeling and hope to add to the viewer’s observations about life.
I love the feel of the paint as I use brush or palette knife on a variety of supports. Just moving paint around is a joy. The freshness and transparency of watercolour and the challenge of controlling the paint is exciting. The textures and vibrant colours of acrylic paint offer endless creative options. Expressing oneself through painting is a privilege!
North York Visual Artists
Willowdale Group of Artists
Toronto Watercolour Society
North Toronto Group of Artists