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Painting, Acrylic, Oil, Watercolour

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

I maintain an independent fine art painting practice in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. I was raised in a large Ontario family and also have family roots going back more than 100 years in Saskatchewan. I am motivated to explore both of these parts of Canada and have exhibited paintings in private and public galleries and community venues.

I studied Art History at Carleton University in Ottawa and completed many art classes and other opportunities in Saskatchewan through U of S Extension Division, Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus, local and visiting art teachers and presenters.

My first love as a painter is the countless possible processes of applying paint to a surface. I use a variety of techniques to hover between abstract and representational elements. I work in oil paint and acrylic on canvas, wood, paper. I use a digital sketchbook in the development process of my paintings.  The spectacular Saskatchewan forest and prairie are sources of inspiration as are the colour and rocks of the home of my Ontario family. The seasonal beauty of my personal garden, and the visual richness of travel provide other muses for my work.

I am a juried member of Saskatchewan Craft Council and have shown work in the SCC Boutique since 2018. I have had representation by commercial galleries: Collector’s Choice in Saskatoon since 2020, And Art Gallery in Davidson 2017-2020, Rouge Gallery Saskatoon 2006-2017, McIntyre Gallery Regina 2008-2012. I have exhibited in many solo and group shows in public and commercial galleries and in community venues. I maintain an independent practice in Saskatoon Saskatchewan.





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