I am fascinated by the effects of colour combinations, lines, shapes, patterns. I often paint over finished work, acrylics on canvas, sometimes adding markers and pencil, mark making with a strong emphasis on line. Layers upon layers, hiding bits of one thing and bringing other shapes to the front into focus. Everything seems to be a journey. I am reminded of the subatomic world, the galaxies, creation, endless stories of life. I have experimented with large paper and cement sculpture, digital illustration, oil and acrylic still life and portraits. But I feel the greatest sense of freedom and joy when I am painting abstracts. I am aware of the privileged life I lead and it is this everyday life of mine that I am thankful for and celebrate. I like to see the positive side of things and I really like to laugh. I hope my art is enjoyed and brings a smile to brighten someone’s day.

 

Born and raised in Canada. I grew up in a freethinking and creative family. I  Went to Glebe collegiate in Ottawa. I studied at the Academy for Communication and Design in Frankfurt, took evening courses at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto and life drawing at the Städel Abendschule. I have worked as a freelance illustrator, graphic artist and art director. I have been showing and selling my art since the mid 1990’s.

I now live and work in Frankfurt, Germany. I am part of an artist collective that runs a small Gallery, Galerie Bruecke54  and I teach IB Visual art at Metropolitan School Frankfurt.