I was surprised when looking back over my work that I’d been creating art for almost 25 years. During most of that time I was, like most people, busy focusing on many other things – work, family life, education. Retired now, I am free to concentrate on my art. I’m currently studying in the Visual Arts Diploma program at UFV (The University of the Fraser Valley). It’s a wonderful, welcoming place to learn and develop my art.
I like to work in acrylics in vibrant colors because acrylics match my need to make an instant impact. I particularly like the bold strokes and energy of les Fauves. I appreciate the effect of using brushes, mark making tools and palette knives because they allow unusual and dramatic effects that help me to create the energy I want to convey in my work.
To me, art is visual and mental. It attracts us (or sometimes repels us) and makes us think.
Browse my website, especially the gallery of images if you’d like to learn more about my work. If you wish to contact me, go directly to the contact page. Updates to my schedule and my current work can be found on my news and events blog.