I am a contemporary mixed media artist from Burlington, Ontario and I express ideas using painted pieces of paper. I have studied and used various media over the years but it is the art of collage that intrigues me the most. My creative process begins with painting the paper. My collage paper designs are prepared by direct painting with acrylic pant and ink, applying printmaking techniques including carved stamp block printing, the use of stencils and drawing text and other forms. Various Japanese and other papers are painted to achieve multiple textures, tones, lines and patterns. When applying the paper to the painting support, I continuously explore how patterns relate to one another and how each piece of paper is organized on the painting to support my original colour choices and design ideas. Along with collage papers, I apply acrylics, various inks, oil paint and cold wax.
I am drawn to plants as they provide an infinite array of shape, colour, pattern and gestural elements. While I am mainly influenced by botanical subjects, I am equally drawn to other forms where patterns, shapes and colours interact.
Elora Centre For The Arts Portraits and People Group Exhibit: Oct. 12 - Nov. 12
Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour: Nov. 4 - Nov. 5
Elora Centre For The Arts - Teaching Workshop - Hand Painted Papers: Nov. 12
Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke Juried Exhibit: Aug. 9 - Aug.27
Brampton Visual Arts Snail Mail World Postcard Art Show - 1st Prize: May, 2017
West Hamilton Artists Tour: May 13 - May 14
Dundas Valley School of Art Annual Auction: Apr. 6 - Apr. 8
Artworks Oakville Juried Exhibit: Feb 27 - Mar 25