Watch for my upcycled, mixed media sculpture Generations I- Oak Branch, at the 2023 Nuit Blanche Etobicoke Hub at Humber College Lakeshore Campus. L Building,
Saturday September 23, 7pm ,
to Sunday September 24, 7 am.
Come join us in creating an interactive artwork as you draw with light!
I am honoured to be a recipient of a Spring 2023 M.A.C. Matchmaker Microgrant. The staffing and interactive light drawing wall that are part of my Nuit Blanche Independent Project exhibition, Generations I- Oak Branch, are only possible because of the funding provided by Mississauga Arts Council's Microgrant Program.
Wild Water's Edge, located 256 Queen Street in Acton, echoes the joy of interacting with nature and celebrates the treasured ecosystems in Halton Hills. It features different species in vibrant shoreline scenes. Thank you to _Haltonhills #hhPublicArt for the opportunity to paint in the lovely community of Acton.
I instruct students in a variety of two and three dimensional media. Most of my own artwork in recent years has focused upon acrylics, exterior latex murals, and digital imaging. I am very aware of layers and creating the illusion of shallow depth in my artwork, so my media choices are dictated by the perceptual effects I wish to achieve.
I have been fortunate to have my efforts recognized, resulting in me receiving various awards. Some of these include a Mississauga Matchmaker Microgrant, 2023, first place in the Beauty of Bees Art Exhibition, Mississauga Arts Council (2022), Stonehooker Brewery beer label contest (2020), Award of Excellence (2014) and Distinction (2012 , 2016, 2019) from Peel District School Board.
Nature offers an abundance of inspiration for me. I enjoy exploring the delicate beauty that I see in up-close examinations of flora and fauna. Whether I am studying the tender petals of a cherry blossom, or the wings of a dragonfly I want to show its exquisite beauty and delicate frailty. The ephemeral quality of nature inspires me to give it permanence in my art.