ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

My interests are rather wide-ranging, but in general, I look for visual rhythms and connections between disparate elements.
The still-life work has always been a blend of sensuality and play -- it is always enjoyable to paint a thing that's right in front of you, and usually I pose actual objects in the studio alongside the imaginary ones.
The landscape elements move between perception and memory. Although I sketch during my travels, the final work involves reflection after the fact.  It's always a process of building a language for the emotional impact of place and weather and season; deconstructing an experience or a feeling, and then reconstructing it in paint on canvas. Sometimes the colours in a single rock say more than the most detailed rendering of an entire forest.

...and so into the minimal approach.  Most recently, I've been condensing the work into expressions of shape and colour, hopefully inviting the viewer to slow down and contemplate.

Marcel Duchamp is quoted as saying that "art is making the invisible, visible"; my objective is to make the fleeting moment hold still.

Background Note: I studied at Bealart (London, Ontario) and the Dundas Valley School of Art (Ontario),with a lot of self-teaching thrown in.  Continuing Education never stops.
I concentrated on watercolour techniques from 1975 to 1995; past works in both watercolour and colour pencil can be viewed in my Flickr galleries.

Presently the focus is on acrylics, with some very new ventures into water-mixable oils.

As an active member of the Art Tour Collective in Toronto, Canada, I exhibit my latest work in the annual Studio Tour and our other events through the year.  Currently, I also manage the website.

- July 2017

CURRICULUM VITAE

2019  EXHIBITIONS

January

this year started with a month at the NES Artist Residency  in

Skagaströnd, Iceland.  My fellow artists and I exhibited in the Open Studio event .

2019  TEACHING

ARTiculations, Toronto
Four-week sessions:

  • Introductory Watercolours

  • Single-day intensives in Watercolours and Acrylics

2018  EXHIBITIONS

June 23

SUMMER SOLSTICE ART MARKET

in The Junction, Toronto


June 1 - 3

Open Studio in collaboration with The Art Tour Collective

January 31 - February 11

"CHANGES" - Art Collective winter group exhibition,

Gallery 1313, Toronto

2018  TEACHING

ARTiculations, Toronto
Four-week sessions:

  • Introductory Watercolours

  • Introductory Acrylics


Also single-day intensives in both mediums

2017  EXHIBITIONS

September 12 - 25

ART SQUARE GALLERY, 334 Dundas Street West, Toronto


June 2 - 4

Open Studio in collaboration with The Art Tour Collective

 

February 1 - 12

Art tour Collective Group Show,

Gallery 1313, Toronto

2017  TEACHING

ARTiculations, Toronto
Four-week sessions:

  • Introductory Watercolours

  • Introductory Acrylics


Also single-day intensives in both mediums

2017  EXHIBITIONS

2017  EXHIBITIONS

2016  EXHIBITIONS

November 12 - December 21

2016 CURIO : Shadow Box Show

Earl Selkirk Gallery, ARTiculations, Toronto

 

August 11 - 28
LANDSCAPE/PORTRAIT group show
Earl Selkirk Gallery,
ARTiculations, Toronto

 

June 3 - 5
Open Studio in collaboration with
The Art Tour Collective

February 10 - 21
Group show with Art Tour Collective:

Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills

2016  TEACHING

ARTiculations, Toronto
Four-week sessions:

  • Introductory Watercolours -  April, February

  • Introductory Acrylics - March

Also single-day watercolour intensives
Techniques presentation for the Toronto Watercolour Society

ongoing private students

2015  EXHIBITIONS

November 21 - December 21
2015 CURIO : Shadow Box Show

         Earl Selkirk Gallery, ARTiculations, Toronto

 

November 5 -28th
IN THE ROUND, Graven Feather, Toronto

March 23 - April 27
Bending Spoons Gallery, Vesuvio's Restaurant, Toronto

January 5 - February 1
THE BIG CHILL 2015: Winter Artists' Choice Exhibition

Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke

2015  TEACHING

ARTiculations, Toronto
Four-week sessions through the year:

  • Introductory Acrylics

  • Watercolours I and II

Also single-day watercolour intensives October 14


Art for Cancer Foundation, Toronto:

Meditations in Abstract: acrylics workshop

2014  EXHIBITIONS

December 1st - 27th
DECK THE HALLS 2014: Off-The-Wall Holiday Exhibition

     Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke

 

December 4th - January 10th
CURIO Shadow Box show, ARTicuations, Toronto

October 17th - November 17th
30@3030: an ART TOUR group show

2014  TEACHING

ARTiculations, Toronto
Four-week sessions through the year:

  • Introductory Acrylics

  • Watercolours I and II

Also single-day watercolour intensives

2013 TEACHING

  • Same as above

2012  EXHIBITIONS

October 3rd - 14th
Juried show: The Canadian Landscape
Gallery 1313, Toronto, Ontario

 

September 21 - 23
Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show & Sale

Sunnyside Pavilion, Toronto

July 28th - August 31st
Art Brownie RAINBOW
INDEXG,Toronto

February 27th - March 25th
Bending Spoons Gallery
Vesuvio's Restaurant, Toronto

2012  TEACHING

ARTiculations, Toronto
Colour Pencil workshop
Introductory Watercolours

2011  EXHIBITIONS

August 5th - 21st
9th Annual Original Square Foot Show
AWOL Gallery, Toronto

2011  TEACHING

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP:  staff drawing classes

ongoing private students

2010  EXHIBITIONS

August 21st - September 5th 8th Annual Square Foot Show, AWOL Gallery, Toronto

 

May 26th - June 23rd
KILIMANJARO collection (solo exhibit)
Dragonfly Arts On Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario

May 12th - June 6th
COLOUR AND FORM SOCIETY
Biennial Open Juried Exhibition
Paper Mill Gallery, Toronto

2010  TEACHING

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP:  staff drawing classes

ongoing private students

2009  EXHIBITIONS

September 9th - 13th
Junction Arts Festival, Toronto

2009  TEACHING

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP:  staff drawing classes

ongoing private students

2008  EXHIBITIONS

December
House Of Scratch online exhibition

 

July 11th - 13th
Toronto Juried Outdoor Art Exhibition

2008  TEACHING

ongoing private students

2007  EXHIBITIONS

July 6th - 8th
Toronto Juried Outdoor Art Exhibition

 

June 15th - June 28th
"Landscape - The Lasting Inspiration" (juried exhibition)
Praxis Gallery, Toronto

2007  TEACHING

ongoing private students

2006  EXHIBITIONS

August 2nd - 20th
the 0.7% show (juried exhibition)
Propeller Centre For The Visual Arts, Toronto

 

April 4th - 28th
REGENERATION (juried exhibition)
Ontario Society of Artists, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2006  TEACHING

ongoing private students

2005  EXHIBITIONS

October 20th - November 25th
Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery Autumn Juried Art Show

 

July 8th - 10th
Toronto Juried Outdoor Art Exhibition

2005  TEACHING

ongoing private students

2004  EXHIBITIONS

Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery Autumn Juried Art Show

2004  TEACHING

ongoing private students

2000  EXHIBITIONS

Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery Autumn Juried Art Show

Women’s Art Association Of Canada, Open Juried Art Exhibition
Toronto

2000  TEACHING

Toronto Watercolour Society, techniques lecture and demonstration

 

Art Works Art School, Toronto: 1996 - 2000
Assistant Administrator.
Instructor in watercolours, coloured pencil techniques,
introductory acrylics, drawing, and colour theory.

1997 - 1998  TEACHING

Kingston Regional Arts Centre, spring watercolours workshops

 

Art Works Art School, Toronto

 ILLUSTRATION: CHILDREN'S BOOKS

1996

SnowPaws by Mary Alice Downie,
Stoddart Publishing

1995

Blown Away by Julie Lawson,
Red Deer College Press

1994

The Many Hats Of Mr. Minches
by Paulette Bourgeois, Stoddart Publishing

1993

The Cat Park by Mary Alice Downie,
Quarry Press

1996  TEACHING

Kingston Regional Arts Centre, spring watercolours workshops

 

Kingston School Of Art,
watercolours workshop

Art Works Art School, Toronto

1992  EXHIBITIONS

Women's Art Festival, Kingston, Ontario

 

"Deviations On A Theme", Michael Gibson Gallery,

London, Ontario:

works in coloured pencil by K. Naylor,
textile works by Lorraine Roy

1992  TEACHING

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queens University, Kingston: watercolours workshops

1991  EXHIBITIONS

"Sins And Lovers" show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London

1991  TEACHING

University Of Western Ontario:
watercolours course for special-interest program

1990 back to 1978

Solo shows in various galleries in Ontario:
London, Dundas, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and I still wonder if anyone reads this crap.

1977 EXHIBITIONS

Hamilton & Region Juried Watercolour Exhibition,
Honourable Mention

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