MORE ABOUT ME

MORE ABOUT ME

After art college I moved to the Rocky Mountains and became absorbed with the stunning landscape, painting out-doors in the tradition of the Group of Seven. Wild animal encounters were frequent and they made quite the impression – me a city girl fresh from downtown Toronto.

We had been taught in art college to find our own artistic identity by painting what we love in a style we love.

Wildlife fit the bill for me, but back then was associated with hyper realistic representation, and not dazzling colour. I began to focus on wildlife in the paintings, but added the colour and abstract style of the Group of Seven. This was the beginning of a then-unique style of painting that reflected both my fierce devotion to traditional fine art practice and to the animals that were always so fascinating to see.

The fascination with wildlife and art evolved into an exploration of the history, and especially the origins, of animals in art.