Since moving to Vancouver in July 2011, I have continued to pursue my lifelong passion for painting with acrylics.
I have begun to broaden and deepen my knowledge, skill and understanding of painting by taking classes with outstanding Canadian artists including Andrew Hamilton, Andrew McDermott, Mike Svob, Alfonso Tejado and LIz Wiltzen.
In 2012, I was fortunate to meet a dynamic Vancouver artist, Susanne Kestner-Aiello. She and a group of plein air artists meet weekly at various Vancouver parks and I feel privileged to paint with them. These experiences inspire me to appreciate the drama of light and shadows of the surrounding landscapes.
I have participated in the following exhibitions:
- McKay Gallery, Unionville, ON – Andrew Hamiliton’s Emergence Show, Fall, 2008
- McKay Gallery, Unionville, ON – Markham Group of Artists, Fall Show, 2010 (juried)
- McKay Gallery, Unionville, ON – Markham Group of Artists, Awakening, May, 2011 (juried)
- 10 Squared 2013, Canadian Federation of Artists Gallery, November, 2013 (juried)
- Music for Life, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, 2013 and 2014 Silent Auction, Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver
- North Vancouver Community Arts Council – Anonymous Show, November, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
My membership with the Canadian Federation of Artists, North Vancouver Community Arts Council and Vancouver Art Gallery exposes me to highly talented artists and exhibits and allows me opportunities to continue my passion for learning.