My creative background began with post secondary studies at B.C.I.T., David Thompson University Center and the Sheridan College School Of Visual Arts followed by a year of commercial portfolio development with a focus on fashion, people, travel and sports. That set me up to pursue my twelve years and career in the conventional chemical based commercial photography industry while based in both Toronto and later Vancouver. My assignments had me working across Canada and internationally for numerous clients in the consumer magazine industry, advertising industry and in corporate communications retiring from the industry in 1997.
In 2005, well into the digital revolution, I began to explore PC’s and computer software leading me to the creation of new works that were MS Paint software based and eventually creating illustration, painting and geometric based visual art works series between 2006 and 2019. In 2007, I did a deep dive into SecondLife.com where I became intrigued by both the female representations and the botanical elements of this virtual world. With the use of a virtual camera, I created the Garden Of Beauty series blending various female avatars with various botanical subject matter. In 2012, I obtained my first smart phone camera to begin creating imagery that is more impressionism than realism as I strive to create more of a dreamscape than a reality through my interpretive art work that is often focused on mostly natural elements.
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Ocean Fire, Coast, Okangan Memories | DICASSO Series | Using 3 software programs MSPaint, Picnic and Photoshop for print output to Kodak Endura Metallic Premier Paper. Not for sale at this time.
Geometric #10, #24 | Series created in 2019 using MS Paint. Reproduced on Kodak Endura Metallic Premier Paper. Not for sale at this time.
Garden of Beauty 1, 2 | Created in SecondLife.com 2007 and 2010. Not for sale.
Blinded Zebra | Selfie Created in 2013 using smartphone camera & software programs.
Cactus Palm Tree | Baja 2016, using smartphone camera & software programs.