At a birthday party many years ago, two guests bought me some life drawing classes at the AGO. Never having taken any classes since university, I jumped right in. The work on this site is from my first year of painting right up until the present. I will add to it as I go along. I started with acrylics and am now loving oil. I did a lot of figurative and still life painting in the beginning since that was easiest to manage in a studio.
Recently I have devoted at least half my time studying sailboats both at mooring and in action. Who knows what the next years will bring? I am confident I will become looser and more abstract or, tighter and more minimalist. Ha. I find that’s the thrill of painting – it can lead you on, irrespective of your planning. You do your sketches and value studies, think composition and colour temperatures, yet still the process of actual painting seems to have a mind of its own. Great sport, that’s all I have to say.
2020 The Riviera, Toronto Island (cancelled due to Covid-19)
2017 The Shaw House, Toronto Island
2016 Rectory Café Gallery, Toronto Island
2013 Rectory Café Gallery, Toronto Island
2020 The John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2018 The John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2017 The John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 Rectory Café Gallery, Toronto Island
2010, 2011 Luc's Sculpture Studio, Toronto
University of Buffalo, Buffalo: BFA in Graphic Design and Communication
OCAD University, Toronto: part-time studies in Environmental Design
Continuing Education classes, Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, Luc’s Sculpture Studio, OCAD University, George Brown College, Toronto School of Art
Holt Renfrew, Toronto: Graphic Designer, Production Manager, Director of Sales Promotion
Mamone & Partners, Toronto: Production Co-ordinator, Account Manager