I have always been fascinated with faces and figures. For 27+ years I restored antique dolls and artifacts for museums, private collectors, and antique dealers. Last year I made the decision to retire and concentrate on my own art work.
My favourite medium is pastel. I love with the rich pigments and the way I can build shapes and textures. I often combine pastel with charcoal, acrylic, graphite, or ink as underpainting, using sanded paper to accommodate all the layers.
I love painting and drawing people. My hope is that they say something about what I find interesting and offer the viewer something they find interesting. I love the story.
My goal is to keep learning. I am so grateful to live in such an enriching environment surrounded by so much talent!
I share space with Mary Pfaff at her beautiful Studio, 15 Bridge Street, Almonte. During the summer months, I am at my tiny studio on the shores of Georgian Bay.