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SFCA (Senior Federation of Canadian Artists)
I recreate my art in a realistic manner in pastel of wildlife of mostly animals and birds.

Drawing and painting have always been a big part of my life ever since I was in kindergarten. My teachers recognized my art ability and told me that I would become an artist one day. I spent many hours drawing, viewing books and magazines that had photos and illustrations.

My focus on art in high school allowed me to graduate with majors in Commercial Art & Photography. My parents owned a printing business which enhanced my knowledge of the production end of the business. I followed a pathway that led me through the computer desktop publishing revolution. I mastered the ever changing array of programs to marry both my artistic and technical skills.

When I was finally able to focus on my art after raising two children, I began with charcoal and pencil. I was ready to add some colour, so went into watercolour and oil painting. I was always interested in adding detail to my work and by chance found my now preferred medium in pastel painting. I love the richness of colour and the detail that I can create. I am continuing to experiment with new techniques, pastel mediums and papers.

I love to capture my own original images, to that end, I like to go out on sunny days with camera in hand and photograph my subject matter. Hoping to capture something that inspires me to recreate on paper with pastels to share with my viewer. As I have such a love of nature, I like to especially photograph birds and animals. I find it a challenge to capture the intricacies of colour, texture and form. I find great satisfaction in the hunt for interesting subject matter which takes me to many wildlife habitats, heritage parks, zoos and wildlife parks.

I belong to four art groups where I can show my art and interact with other very creative people. I have flourished in this environment with many awards and qualifications. As I have learned so much over the years I am happy to pass this knowledge on to my students and I am extremely proud of their progression.

Painting Gallery
Image 1
Tiger's Gaze
Image 3
Wolf in Portrait
Image 5
Military Macaw
Image 7
Creator of Legends
Image 11
Sugar Man
Image 13
Leopard Instense State
Image 15
All that Glitters
Image 17
The Beast Within
Image 19
Summer Chinese Lanters
Image 21
Upon Reflection
Image 23
Snarling Tiger
Image 2
Ancient Rhythms
Image 4
Image 6
Symphony of Feathers
Image 8
Flamingo Fire
Image 10
Foxy "A"
Image 12
Barkerville Prospector
image 14
Blood Moon & Raven
Image 16
Wood Spirit Fountain
Image 18
Bejewelled Teacups
Image 20
Creator of Forests
Image 22
Barkerville Horses
Image 24
Griz on Purple


Art is not what you see, but what you make others see

~~Edgar Degas~~