There is a saying that "art is the demonstration that the ordinary is extraordinary," and it is this idea that motivates my work. My drawings and paintings are an appreciation of the everyday world and I an inspired to find beauty in unexpected places. I try to capture the positive things found in everyday life and convey the feelings that this beauty inspires—the sense of warmth, dignity, and inner strength of people.
A quiet, contemplative kind of beauty appeals most to me, and figurative work is especially appealing because it has a narrative quality-portraits, nudes, and other scenes in which the figure predominates can all tell a story.
I have studied Ottawa School of Art, as well as privately with recognized Canadian and American artists. My work has been shown in several venues, including Toronto's historic Distillery District, the Varley Gallery in Unionville, and the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto.