Artist’s Statement

My art is inspired by everyday life experiences: light illuminating the lilies on the pond, a striking photo in the news, a certain facial expression, a dream or insight. When these visions, ideas, or desires unite with a possible technical solution, a new work gestates in my imagination. The creative impulse merges and is altered by adaptation to the art material; a dynamic dialogue develops between the easel and my mind in the special time/space of the studio.


Selected Exhibitions

2017 – 20th Anniversary Exhibition, May 27-July 2 Colborne Art Gallery, Colborne, ON –

November 21 & 22, 2015 – Hoselton Gallery Annual Show, Colborne, ON –

September 12 & 13, 2015 – Northumberland Hills Studio Tour –

July 2014 – Colborne Art Gallery, Colborne, ON, Canada, Juried Show –

May 2014 – John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville, ON, Canada – Juried Show “Backyard Perceptions” –

July 2013 – Colborne Art Gallery, Colborne, ON, Canada – Juried Show –

Summer, 2009 – Rail’s End Gallery, Haliburton, ON – Faculty Show for Haliburton School of Arts

March 2008 – “Celebrating a Decade of Colborne Artists” – Colborne Art Gallery

2003-2006 – Colborne Art Gallery – member and group shows

March 2003 – Colborne Art Gallery – solo exhibition

1998-2014 – Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, ON – Juried Shows –

Professional Work and Development

1967-1969 – Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio, USA

1969-1974 – Patmos Workshop and Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

1990-1993 – Diploma of Art Therapy – Toronto Art Therapy Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada

1997-2000 – Masters of Expressive Therapies, Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass., USA

1992-Present – Artreach, a private practice in Expressive Therapies, Cobourg, ON, Canada

Instructor – Sir Sanford Fleming College/Haliburton School of Arts: Expressive Arts Certificate Program



“I have always thought of myself as a painter derailed by circumstance.”    Joni Mitchell