I have been painting since the age of 17 years old....it has always been a passion of mine!
I began to develop my skills and love of oils while studying for 3 years with Agnes Styrmo, an 80 year old artist who lived in the Oak Ridges area outside of Toronto. She not only taught me the fine details of painting but inspired the joy and feeling of accomplishment in the finished canvas. I have always loved the outdoors, gardening, nature in all its glory and people....thereby drawing most of my inspiration from these subjects!
After retiring from a long career in education, I moved to the Eastern Ontario area and finally set roots down in Smiths Falls. I have been a member of the RLAA for two years and have had successful shows/sales through Art in the Barn, Paint the Summer in Perth, Art Journey, the annual Heritage Museum shows and many of the venues in Smiths Falls. I have done commission work for clients at IBM, friends and relatives and recently, a series of paintings of family pets for special gifts!
If you are interested in any my work, please send me an email for more information on my paintings. Enjoy!