People often ask when I started painting. The answer is that I have painted since I could hold a crayon. I was born an artist. Art has been part of my life for as long as I remember.
I paint what I love. Subjects that give me comfort and joy. Community, fellowship, and family inspire me most.
I grew up in Montreal's Mile-End neighbourhood. I am deeply grateful to have been part of such an enriching environment. Many of my paintings are about that community. I paint that which touches my heart and I hope my work will warm yours.
Baron Byng High School, Montreal, 1976, (Practically lived in the Art Class) Teacher: M. Roger Richard
Concordia University, Montreal, B.A. 1990
Victoria College of Art And Design. Victoria B.C., Master Studies. 2009
Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria B.C. 2013.
Victoria Harbourside Hotel, 2016
Point Ellice House, Victoria B.C. 2011, 2012
IMAX/Royal BC Museum, VanGogh Exhibition 2009
Federation of Canadian Artists, Active Member
Victoria Sketch Club 2010-2018
Alfrescos Plenaire Painters of Victoria B.C. 2010-2018
Juried Shows and Awards:
2012 LOOK Show, President's Choice "Charlottetown"
Moss Street Paint Out 2013, 2014
2010 LOOK Show, Honourable Mention "Serious Coffee"
2012 Sydney 3rd Annual Plenaire Paint Out. Robert Genn, Juror, Honourable Mention for "Jill", Oil on Canvas.
2009 Columbia Wetlands Exhibition, My work "Hoodoo Gathering" chosen for Catalogue Cover
2008 Emporium Art Gallery, Montreal
2006 VisArts Annual Juried Exhibition: "Sleeping Garden", Judges Choice and 2nd place, "Kootenay Roasting Co", 1st Place.
2006 Fire Ice and Friendship, 1st Place and People's choice, "Fire Ice and Friendship", 18x24, oil.
Times Colonist, Victoria B.C., 2009, Artist's Dream Becomes Reality
Times Colonist, Victoria B.C., Things to do Around Victoria, 2010
The Link, Concordia University Independent, Montreal Q.C., 1988, "Yellowed Pictures and Cookie Tins"