On canvas and on paper, I paint to convey the light, colour, and mood of what I see and feel around me as Mother Nature so generously provides.
I don’t have to travel far to find subjects that inspire me. The gentle rolling hills, farmlands, forests, and wild flowers that I love to paint are found in abundance in Ontario’s countryside, on the hiking trails, and in my own backyard.
Some of my inspiration comes from my view from the backseat of our motorcycle as my husband Jim and I travel the Ontario countryside or American southwest.
My camera is always with me and my brush interprets what I see.
In my studio, I enjoy painting with both acrylics and watercolours, but the latter especially appeals to me. I love the freshness of the medium, and being able to apply and pour colours right on the paper, watching the painting evolve beneath my brush. I enjoy the constant challenge of keeping the white of the paper and using the transparency of watercolours to ultimately make the painting glow.
~ February 2016