I was born in Toronto, with a desire to draw from an early age. I studied fine arts at Goshen College, Indiana and participated in a 6 week art history/watercolour class in Florence, Italy. I then transferred to the University of Waterloo to continue a fine arts education. Through the years I have continued to grow through artist workshops and classes.
My preferred media is watercolour. I love to draw and usually start drawing with pencil, perhaps pen and ink before putting colour on paper. My passion is to paint live – plein aire. I will sit in the middle of my garden, at the edge of a lake, at an outside café and sketch, trying to quickly capture the light and colours. Lately, I have been capturing buildings in Toronto as well. I wanted to draw Honest Ed’s before it closes next year. I can always finish indoors in the winter from photographs, but nothing compares to painting from the live scenes.
I have printed some of my watercolours on 5 x 7 cards. They are blank, ready for a personal message. My cards have been selling quite well at Timeless Café on Northfield Drive in Waterloo. Some of my loyal customers have requested larger prints of their favourite card.