Toni was born in Cape Town, South Africa. As a child she loved to draw and paint. Toni immigrated to Canada in 1968.
In 2007, Toni took a Beginners Class in acrylics with Andrew Hamilton at the McKay Art Centre in Unionville, Ontario where she was introduced to plein air painting. She continued to paint with fellow art students on a weekly basis and received further instruction on plein air painting from Ontario artist, Don Cavon.
Toni moved to Vancouver in 2011. She has since attended classes with Andrew McDermott, Mike Svob, Alfonso Tejada, Liz Wiltzen, Jan Crawford and Perry Haddock.
In 2012, Toni joined a group of Vancouver plein air artists with whom she paints on a regular basis.
Inspired by British Columbia’s beautiful surroundings and the drama of light and shadows, Toni enjoys creating vibrant paintings.