Pastels and Paintings
A short history of my working life.
I am so proud and excited to be one of the artist/animators on Breakthru Films' extraordinary film "Loving Vincent" directed by Dorota Kobiela. You can see the feature news story about the film and my part in it on Global National News, paste into your browser: bit.ly/2gGuoPB
and at Sheridan's Arts Blog by Shellie Zhang
To find out more about the film:
The first feature length animated film, painted entirely in oils, about the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh. The film was released worldwide in October 2017 and premiered in Poland December 3rd, 2016. See more at: www.lovingvincent.com
I was a Professor at Sheridan College of Art in the Faculty of Arts and Animation, Art Fundamentals, Painting Program from 2012 - 2018.
Educated in London England at Hornsey College of Art, graduated in 1975 with a BA Honours in Graphic Design.
I worked for the early part of my career as an Illustrator for Paperjacks Books, The Toronto Star, The Canadian Magazine and in the Graphic Design Department of City TV.
As a Scientific Illustrator for The National Museums of Canada and Agriculture Canada where I produced a huge body of work that is now hidden away inside book jackets waiting to be discovered by enthusiastic botanists and biologists. After my children were born I started working as a Fine Artist and Portraitist.
Since 1992 my paintings have been shown and collected in the United States and Canada. My portraits have been commissioned by Corporations and for personal collections.
As a Teacher I taught various painting mediums, life drawing and portraiture for Continuing Education at Loyalist College in Belleville for several years.
Freshwater Molluscs of Canada by Dr. Arthur Clarke
Ferns and Fern Allies of Canada, Ferns and Fern Allies of the NWT and The Flora of The Yukon by Dr. William Cody.
As a Landscape Artist I was selected as one of the Contemporary Landscape Artists of Nova Scotia for the book titled "From Land And Sea" by Dee Appleby, published in 2009.
Sandy Brand's gallery - Toronto ON
Mad Dog Gallery - Picton ON
Blizzmax Gallery - Southbay ON
The Long Beach Playhouse - Long Beach CA,
Sargents Fine Art - Lahaina HI
Snapdragon Gallery - Ottawa ON
The Moorings Gallery - Mahone Bay NS
Argyle Fine Art - Halifax NS
Technohorus Gallery - Athens Greece
Kurt Vonnegut JR Library - Indianapolis IL
I have also shown my work in many juried and group shows over the years.