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My work is often described as whimsical and fun. Attracted by bright jewel-like colours and embellishments such as beads and glitter, the subject matter is often based on imaginary lives of animals. These works are presented on canvas or paper using a combination of media. On paper, I enjoy working with pen and ink, pencil crayon and watercolour. With canvas work, acrylic is used and often enhanced with beads and micro glitter.
As a full time visual artist living in Wallaceburg, I teach private lessons out of my business, "Fishtale Studio", plus teach workshops at various art galleries and activity centres. I also work with individuals and small groups using art as therapy.
Teaching aside, I have shown my work in galleries over 30 years in more than 35 shows.
Although constantly learning and upgrading my skills, I received a B.F.A. from the University of Windsor, B.Ed in Visual Arts from Western University and an Art Fundamentals Diploma at Lambton College.