I have fond childhood memories of outdoor adventures and summer days spent by the water. I now make my home on the Bay of Fundy and my art reflects this love of the outdoors.
I began my art career in acrylics but for many years I traveled on business and needed a medium that was portable and easy to use in hotel rooms – which often stood in for my studio during that time of my life. I switched to watercolours and now love the translucency of the medium and the way I can play loose or focus on highly detailed compositions.
The natural world surrounding me in Nova Scotia, from the ocean tides to the eagles overhead, makes creativity almost a no-brainer. I get out every day for at least one walk (although it's usually more) and I always carry my iPhone or camera. I just never know what will spark an idea for a painting or a blog post.
I’m fascinated by close-up views of ordinary things -- flowers, stones on the shoreline, shells. I like spending time with what often gets overlooked because of our busy lives. I hope my paintings surprise you with the beauty around us and encourage you to see with new eyes. And while I love realism, I also like to indulge my whimsical side so you’ll also find some fantasy sprinkled among the realism.