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The Arts Council supports artists in the Slocan Valley to encourage a vibrant arts community.
Landscape Painter and Sculptor
Thank you for taking the time to look at my art work. I hope you enjoy it. I painted my first oil painting when I was 12. Art making has always been my goal and passion in life.
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, from the San Francisco Art Institute, in 1986.
I have lived in Canada since I was 23, and moved to the Slocan Valley, when I was 28.
Over the years I have explored many different mediums and techniques. I love to learn and experiment. I paint colourful, and realistic landscapes of the Kootenays. I also make shadow box wall sculptures and shrines. Combining my paintings with my sculptural ideas continues to challenge and inspire me. I paint in all mediums, including egg tempera. Oils are my favorite. I often grind my own pigments, and make my own glazes. I love woodworking and playing with plaster, and architectural forms.
I do all my own matting and framing, and cut glass as well.
I make art that I would like to live with, and that hopefully, has a strong emotional quality.
I want to make art that is buoyant, colourful, and will shine brightly long after I am gone. I believe art can inspire, heal, and take one on a journey. I often use the archway symbol or a far away horizon to do this. I often create paintings that have a calm and reflective feeling. I want to make paintings that bring hope and help people stay connected to our natural world. I hope to share the wonder and awe that I experience living here every day.
I show my work locally and offer limited edition prints of my paintings, on canvas and paper. I sell art cards too.
For show dates and places, visit my page on slocanvalley.com.