Biography

Studied

68-71 Ontario College of Art - Toronto - Drawing & Painting
63-68 Thomas A. Blakelock High School - Oakville

Courses

99-00 Burlington Art Centre Mentoring/Collectivizing Project
99 Burlington Art Centre - Moldmaking (Evening Course)
98 Oakville Art Society - Wheel and Handbuilding In Clay (Evening Course)
90 Mohawk College - Hamilton - Sculpture (Evening Course)
88-89 Burlington Cultural Centre - Figurative Modelling (Evening Courses)
80-81 Mohawk College - Hamilton - Life Drawing (Evening Course)
81-83 Dundas Valley School of Art - Life Painting (Evening Courses)
80-81 Mohawk College - Hamilton - Life Painting (Evening Courses)
75-76 Sheridan College - Brampton - Photography (Evening Course)

Workshops

in Photography, Printmaking, Monoprinting, Watercolour, Cement Fondue.

Instructor

Currently teaching Painting at Mohawk College, Con.Ed, and Dundas Valley School of Art

Previously taught at Sheridan College, Con Ed. , the Art Gallery of Burlington, Visual Arts Mississauga, and Oakvile Art Society

Recent Awards

09 Pastel Artists.Ca (PAC) 18th Open Juried Show, F+W Publication Award - Etobicoke
08 BAC Pearl Award , Volunteer Recognition Award, Honourable Mention
07 Nominated for the City of Burlington's K.W. Irmisch Award, Arts Person of the Year, 2006.
03 Alice Peck Award, Acrylic, "Pentimenti #4", Burl. Fine Arts Assoc. Juried Show, B.A.C. Perry Gallery; Juror:Judy Major- Girardin
03 Honorable Mention , ceramic "Seated Figure", Burlington Sculpture Guild: B.A.C. Perry Gallery; Juror: Graham Todd
01 Juror's Choice for Sculpture, Ceramic - B.A.C. Kaleidoscope;
00 Jurors' Choice for Painting - Watercolour - B.A.C. Kaleidoscope; Jurors: Anne King and Margaret Clarke
99 2 Honorable Mentions, for ceramics "Reclining Woman" and " Waiting" Burlington Sculpture Guild Juried Show; Juror: Reinhard Jurors' Choice for Painting - Watercolour - B.A.C. Kaleidoscope; Jurors: Anne King and Margaret Clarke
99 Honorable Mention - Acrylic "Sany and Roberta"- B.A.C. Kaleidoscope: Burlington Fine Art Assoc.
98 Juror's Choice for Sculpture, Ceramic:"Giesel" - B.A.C. Kaleidoscope: Burlington Sculpture Guild; Juror: Anne Cummings and Ted Pietrazak
96 Juror's Choice for Sculpture, Dencal "Belgian Stallion" A/P - B.A.C. Kaleidoscope: Burlington Sculpture Guild; Juror:Ted Pietrazak

Collections

Many corporate & private collectors in Canada, United States, Mexico, England , the Netherlands and Japan. Some recent corporate commissions include Wescast Industries, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, the City of Burlington, Hees International , J I Case Canada and International Trucks.

Galleries

Super Wonder Gallery,Toronto, drawing and paintings,’17; Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Salon, painting, '17, member '11-13; Yumart, Toronto, paintings since '13; Art Etc.@Art Gallery of Burlington, Various mediums - since ’92; Gallery 2, Burlington, painting and sculpture '15-17; Carriage House Gallery, Midland- '07-9; Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto, '02-5; Anastasia Gallery, Hamilton - since '02; Artistic Dimensions, Midland, '03-7; Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, '97- 02; Artist Gallery, Burlington, '87-91 Others: Jive Gallery, Toronto; Anthony Gallery, Burlington; Ah! Some Art, Sarnia; Greer Gallery, Burlington; Originals: Creations and Expressions, Oakville; Fawcett-Langdon Gallery, Burlington.

Auctions

Art Gallery of Burlington, Annual Art Auction 09-15, Acrylic; 08 -06 Pastel; 05, Ceramic; 04, Pastel; 01- 03, Ceramic; 00, Toughstone; 99- 96, Ceramic; 95, Winterstone; 94, 93 Bronze; Dundas Valley School of Art: 01, Watercolour; 00, Monoprint; 98, Oakville Centennial Gallery - O.A.S. Auction: 96, Clay; 95, Clay; 94, -Bronze; 08, Acrylic

Memberships

At Gallery of Burlington, Burlington Fine Arts Association, Burlington Sculpture Guild, CARFAC and past member of BAC Mentoring Collective Project and the Escarpment Group of Painters.

Volunteer

Burlington Art Centre 03 -08 Elected Board Member; 01-02 Art Rental Selection Committee
Burlington Fine Arts Association volunteer since 90,95-97, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Art Market, 97-99, Treasurer, 04-5, Publicity , 05, Vice-Chairperson
Burlington Sculpture Guild: volunteer since 91