Statement and Biography

Holding the Gold Award for Marshland No. 4 (acrylic, 48" x 36"). Top award selected from initial 700 images entered to the NEXT! exhibition, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto

Holding the Gold Award for Marshland No. 4 (acrylic, 48" x 36"). Top award selected from initial 700 images entered to the NEXT! exhibition, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto

 

The spirit or 'supersense' experience of the landscape since graduating from York University with a B.F.A. have deeply interested me.  This was the main focus of my art for more than 30 years until recently, when this spirit and energy ‘translated’ into abstract painting.

Paintings have been exhibited across Canada, and in Mexico, Colombia, London, England; and Paris, France. The work represented Canada in a group exhibit at the XXI Olympics. It is also in private collections of respected collectors and companies as well as in public collections such as ArtBank  and the Government of Ontario.

India; London, England; Paris, France; Florence, Rome and Milano, Italy are all places I have traveled and spent time. I have also lived or traveled extensively throughout Canada, the U.S and Mexico. These many social, cultural and scenic influences are reflected in and also inform the landscape as well as the abstract paintings.

 

Receiving the Eleanor Besen Financial Award from OSA President, Larry Glazer, 2017

Receiving the Eleanor Besen Financial Award from OSA President, Larry Glazer, 2017

 

traveled extensively throughout Canada, the U.S and Mexico. These many social, cultural and scenic influences are reflected in and also inform the landscape as well as the abstract paintings.

I served as President of the Ontario Society of Artists receiving the OSA President’s Award for Service and artistic merit in 2013 and continue to actively contribute to the art community as an active  member of the Board of the John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto as well as the Ontario Society of Artists. In 2017, I received the Eleanor Besen Financial Award as a professional artist and for contributions to the art community.

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