Welcome!

Hope you enjoy browsing through my work, old and new...

NEWS: I have been accepted into the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, July 12-14 at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. Free. Rain or shine. I will post my booth number once it has been assigned.

STITCHED 2017

STITCHED 2017

FOUNTAIN POOL, GUATEMALA CITY 2016

FOUNTAIN POOL, GUATEMALA CITY 2016

 

 

 

ARTWORK

Based in Toronto and Hillsburgh, Ontario, I am a mostly self-taught artist. Breathing new life into old stuff is my passion. Stuff that is unused, unwanted, discarded. I reclaim, reuse, recycle, upcycle stuff from friends, yard sales, the street, second-hand stores, my basement and wherever.

My relationship with this stuff is ambivalent: I am appalled by the over-consumption and planned obsolescence that produces it, but at the same time, I am inspired and excited by the art possibilities of stuff that would normally be thrown out or would languish in cupboards and basement nooks for next of kin to dispose of. I enjoy taking things apart (computers, cables, cell phones, electronic devices, watches, etc) to discover the treasures within.

With raw materials collected, I love playing with colour, shape, texture, exploring different techniques to create moods and to express my ideas in both playful and serious ways. And then…sometimes, I like to make art just for the hell-of-it!

PHOTOGRAPHY

I have been an amateur photographer for years and for a number of years I had a darkroom at home for black and white developing and printing. I went digital in the 1990's and have used Canon Powershot cameras since then.

My subjects have changed very little over the years....close-ups, landscapes, nature, flowers, abstracts. I love textures, zooming in on small parts of the visual field, manipulating images.