My heart rests
And does strive
To be the best
This world can’t hide
Celebrate the beauty
That is you
Through and through
For many years after graduating from the Ontario College of Art my career was in Advertising. I was employed by publishers, printers, and ad agencies as well as being an in-house artist at a select set of businesses. I enjoyed working as a designer and illustrator, but as my career advanced, drawing slowly faded from the forefront, my focus being a steady paycheque. Some employers really had no idea that I could paint or for that matter, even draw!
On vacation one summer, I decided to see if freelancing could be an option. Maybe get to do the kind of art I loved. I acquired a few projects, quit my full-time position and another phase of my life had begun.
Slowly the work went from assembly and design to illustration, to commissioned pet portraits. Once again I was drawing and painting animals as I had done as a child. The kind of work that’s not really work but an extension of myself and a most rewarding experience. Ever changing, evolving into something of great love and fulfillment.
Come, Join me on my ‘Journey of Creating’
happenings and happened
Festival of the Arts – 2018
September 29-30 – 10am to 4pm
This year, the most ambitious arts programming to date
with three sponsored marquee exhibits examining the concepts of place, time and community from diverse viewpoints. These exhibits are in the centre of the village
while, up and down the main street, artists and artisans show their work in more than 20 locations.
I’m at Mumba, please come visit!
North of 89 Studio Tour
Sept. 15/16 & Sept. 22/23
10 am -5pm
Come see Fabulous Art of all kinds