I started my art training at Central Technical School and in later years studied printmaking at Ontario College of Art University. Over the years I took many part-time courses in art, interior design, calligraphy and fashion illustration.
My works are now on international display in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Israel, the Caribbean and throughout North America. My work is considered to be edgy, fun and interesting. I push the boundaries of the medium. There is life and energy to my work and my clients appreciate the playfulness in visual elements, content and colour as well as the good value for their money.
"Popography" is my self-described artistic style, and I admit that my work is influenced by the likes of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Georgia O'Keefe. I like close ups. I like to move interesting elements into a different context, so the viewer can see things they wouldn't necessarily see together. it is meant to be provocative so the viewer can enjoy looking at the works over and over with new appreciation.
Gina Godfrey Gallery was opened by me in 2014. It contains in the archives more than 50 years of work. The work has evolved from the earliest water colours and other media to playful works that are meant to make you think. Not everything is what it seems to be. That is an intentional method I use to get the viewer to imagine the stories behind the artwork.
Most often today, the works begin with a collage, that is scanned in and digitally re-mastered, changing everything from saturation to colour and intensity, and then sometimes I layer up to 17 different digital changes until I get the finished work I want. The finished work is up to 48" x 48" square or as small as 12" x 12" square depending on the design, etc.
It is printed giclee on canvas with archival inks that can last up to 200 years. The framing is Larson Juhl. It is my intension to bring good, affordable art to the consumer.